maria luz calibo
Aug 10, 2011

Qualcomm's patent bullying stalls project

A U.S.-based mobile chip giant is being accused of using its commanding patent position to squeeze top-tier Korean handset makers, including Samsung and LG Electronics. Qualcomm has so far earned over 5 trillion won in royalties in South Korea since its launch here more than 10 years ago, in return for using its mobile-chip-related patents, according to government data. Along with Samsung and LG, local handset vendor Pantech is one of...