Qualcomm's offer to block iPhone imports "amplifies" antitrust practices, csumers say

A csumer group suing Qualcomm for alleged anti-competitive practices filed a moti Thursday to prevent the chip maker from obtaining a US exclusi order targeting iPhones with Intel modems, saying that an import ban would ly amplify anticompetitive behavior.

In a moti for a preliminary injuncti filed with the Northern California District Court, the plaintiffs in a csolidated class acti claim that Qualcomm's ITC complaint against Apple is yet another attempt to bend mopoly power over the company. smartphe industry. The moti asks Judge Lucy Koh to prohibit Qualcomm from ctinuing the potential ban under the All Writs Act.

Qualcomm filed the ITC complaint last July as part of a legal barrage of patent infringement and breach of ctract.

Focusing intellectual property covering the aggregati of carriers, graphic processing and signal amplificati, the ITC acti seeks to block the import and sale of & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; IPhe and iPad devices using Intel modems. Qualcomm is also looking to stop sales of devices already in the United States

The limited order of exclusi would not affect units equipped with Qualcomm chips. As indicated by the complainants in today 's applicati, the company stated that it would "fill any void" by providing Apple with the modems needed to maintain producti at normal levels.

"In summary, the exclusi order that Qualcomm seeks to do would undermine competiti in a market that is already suffering from Qualcomm …

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