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Qualcomm could face a billion dollar fine from the Chinese government

0. phoneArena 19 Feb 2014, 09:49 posted on

China's anti-monopoly regulator, the NDRC, could fine US chip-making giant Qualcomm more than $1 billion on charges of monopolism. The agency received reports that Qualcomm "abuses its dominant position in the market and charges discriminatory fees." In one such case, the China Mobile Communications Industry Association filed a complaint against the chip-maker for overpricing its patent licenses...

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posted on 19 Feb 2014, 09:59 4

1. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


I hate China.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 10:04 4

3. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Btw, when did we get "Patent Licensing Fees" rules?? It's like suing Apple for selling the iPhone for 600$.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 11:30 12

8. sipha (Posts: 292; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Yeah man.. & its almost as bad as the USA government banning Huawei for no reason whatsoever!!

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:22 8

17. Ashoaib (Posts: 2278; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Agree, when US has NSA servalence, it should not blame others for the same, specially when it is a hypothetical assumption... it sounds like when I do it, its legal but when other do the same, he is very bad...

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 10:12 3

5. aksa123 (Posts: 217; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


China needs to discipline their copycat companies first !!!

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 11:51

12. hurrycanger (Posts: 1189; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


nah, China loves its copycat companies, lol. It just makes profits for its people and the country. xD

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 10:37

6. papss (unregistered)


I agree..

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 11:22 5

7. sipha (Posts: 292; Member since: 12 May 2012)


You American right??

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:18

15. papss (unregistered)


You Chinese right?

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:53 4

20. sipha (Posts: 292; Member since: 12 May 2012)


South African o.O ...so??

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 03:01

25. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


we also have anti price fixing laws in South Africa. Remember Albany got fined for price fixing a few years ago

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 14:07

23. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Indian. I have even more reasons to hate China, btw.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 11:48 2

10. androtaku (Posts: 185; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


how much U.S should be suing whole china copycat industry

from trademark copycat i.e Rolex,LV to technical patent infringement

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:17

14. Ashoaib (Posts: 2278; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I love china... keep it up... cheap products.... hurrrrreeeeyyyyy!!!!!

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:20

16. papss (unregistered)


You can have their products.. Including led paint, under age workers and terrible pay for their people..all so you can have cheap products.. Awesome

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:31 3

18. Ashoaib (Posts: 2278; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Half of multinationals have their production in china... so dont talk about terrible pays n others, MNCs are benefiting from all these... seems like you never herd about employees issues in apple's production facilities? now who says apple is cheap??? ... apple only put some restrictions after reports were out about terrible conditions of their manufacturing contractors... who earned massive profits from misserable conditons and low wages of workers? its not a chinese company, right?

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 13:45

21. papss (unregistered)


So that makes it right? I'm confused by your spin on human rights in china

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 14:01 1

22. Ashoaib (Posts: 2278; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


No spin, you are confused anyway... I just answered your provided reasons of cheapness... your provided reasons are still there regarless of cheap/expensive and has nothing to do with my joy of cheap products....

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 10:03 2

2. Dude2014 (Posts: 171; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


Inb4 tension between US and China

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 10:09

4. tokuzumi (Posts: 289; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


The first thing to do is to scout new locations for a plant, and make them elsewhere.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 11:46 1

9. Augustine (Posts: 733; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Qualcomm's licensing division, QTL, the one staffed by parasite lawyers, makes up 65% of the profits. While the chips division, QTC, the one staffed by innovating engineers, makes only 35% of the profits, in spite of its being responsible for 70% of the gross revenue. IOW, weren't for Qualcomm's patents on CDMA (used in both EVDO and UMTS), it'd be a much less profitable and weaker company.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 11:50

11. a_merryman (Posts: 685; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


They hold patents in a lot of important wireless technologies. That's where they're the most innovative. Obviouly if it werent for those technologies it would be much weaker, but the wireless space would also be a lot further behind where it is now. They deserve to profit from the technology that they have invented and is now used around the world.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:00 1

13. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


All the US would have to do is charge the same tariffs they charge on our products and China would be crumbling within a decade.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:51

19. Augustine (Posts: 733; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Who'd have to pay those tariffs on "our" products?

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 16:03

24. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Good. Someone needs to tame corporate hooliganism.

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 04:48

26. dome888 (Posts: 55; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


chinese moves...

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