The Patent Quality vs. Quantity 5G story
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Friday, 06 March 2020 11:11

The Patent Quality vs. Quantity 5G story


Qualcomm has the 5G patent quality lead

5G has already started happening in many parts of the world. Early adopters have already started rolling out their 5G networks in 2019, while there will be a lot more traction in 2020. Years before 5G started to materialize, many companies had to come up with very smart ideas on how to make 5G possible. Some of the obvious elephants in the room a few years back were the ability to make things much faster, how to reduce latency and how to make mmWave work.

Qualcomm’s Cristiano Amon speaks on global 5G
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2.2B covered by the end of 2020

Part of the recent chat we had with Cristiano Amon president of Qualcomm and Executive Vice President of BMW, Dr. Christoph Grote, included Cristiano’s confirmation that by the end of 2020 2.2 billion people will have 5G coverage.

Qualcomm continues sale of products exempted from Huawei ban
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Updated: Caixin took what CEO said out of context

Qualcomm’s CEO Steve Mollenkopf confirmed to China-based Caixin that the company had resumed sales and shipments to Huawei. The trade embargo and the fact that the US government stopped companies from trading with Huawei hurt financial outcomes for many tech giants in the US including Qualcomm, Intel, Microsoft, and Micron, to name just a few.

Not only Apple, but Huawei and Samsung may benefit from the FTC’s actions
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One arm of the US government is helping Apple, China, and Korea

The FTC and a coalition of tech giants, led by Apple, Huawei, Samsung, Intel, and LG, are fighting Qualcomm, more specifically, against the chipmaker’s licensing model and business practices.

Qualcomm settles with Taiwan FTC
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Friday, 10 August 2018 09:12

Qualcomm settles with Taiwan FTC


Settles the licensing business practice dispute

Qualcomm has reached a mutual agreement - a settlement with the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) - resolving its investigation of Qualcomm and Qualcomm’s litigation challenging the TFTC’s decision alleging violations of Taiwan’s Fair-Trade Act.

Qualcomm QTL made extra $500 million
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Thursday, 26 July 2018 13:54

Qualcomm QTL made extra $500 million


Partial payment from a disputed licensee

Qualcomm Technologies Licensing (QTL) has announced that a licensee in dispute with the company decided to pay it $500 million, something that heavily reflected on the QTL financial results for fiscal Q3 2018. This number goes on top of a good fiscal Q3 2018 where the company beat previous estimates.  

Cristiano R. Amon promoted to president of Qualcomm
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Remains the president of QCT

Two months ago, Fudzilla had a chance to interview Cristiano R. Amon a president of QCT and Alex Katouzian the SVP and general manager of the mobile business unit at Qualcomm. As of January 4th, Cristiano has been promoted to be the president of Qualcomm and continues its role of president of QCT.