Qualcomm could be fined $900 million by South Korea over patent abuse
posted by Milen Y. / Jul 18, 2016, 8:31 AM
An FTC official, speaking to The Korea Times, had this to say on the matter:
Qualcomm has been collecting royalties from manufacturers on a per-product basis, calculating the fees based on the value of the whole product, rather than only on the used Qualcomm-patented parts. The company has been collecting some $1.27 million annually from manufacturers such as LG and Samsung. Last year, Qualcomm faced a similar $1 billion fine after an anti-trust dispute in China.
source: The Korea Times via Android Authority
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Make the liars pay! If an OEM is already paying for the chipset, why do they have to pay a royalty fee on top of it? Isn't that double dipping? Make them refund every OEM and fined them on top of it. And break them out of business and let them die.. Greedy lying dogs!
posted on Jul 18, 2016, 9:51 AM 2
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Lol wana bet Samsung and LG started this? Cant beat them or make better stuff so you have to sue. Basically acting like apple on this one.
posted on Jul 18, 2016, 11:14 AM 0
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But they are making better stuff, last time I checked Exynos 8890 provided better overall performance well being more efficient, as did Exynos 7420 in last gen devices. This is just business, if it's true Qualcomm have been "double dipping" then it's going to cost them.
posted on Jul 18, 2016, 12:38 PM 1
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What didn't they make better? The Exynos the past two years not only obliterated the Snapdragon line in benchmarks, but also in thermal performance and battery life. QC was bringing up the rear the whole time.
posted on Jul 18, 2016, 12:53 PM 2
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samsung and lg should have used sd820 on low end models so that they dont pay more.
posted on Jul 18, 2016, 1:42 PM 1
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Good to see LG might get some $$ back for the overheating 810 failure that cost them millions in revenue having to drop to the 808 chipset and release a midrange G4 instead of a flagship performance leading G4..
posted on Jul 18, 2016, 9:02 PM 0
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