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Qualcomm Shouldn't Get Import Ban on Apple, Consumers Contend

  • Consumers who sued Qualcomm ask judge to preclude import ban
  • Trade judge is considering Qualcomm bid to block Apple phones
Day Two Of The 2018 Mobile World Congress
Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Qualcomm Inc. shouldn’t be able to use a U.S. trade agency to knock out Intel Corp. as a competitor for chips inside Apple Inc.’s smartphones, a group of Apple consumers said in a court filing Thursday.

Consumers in a consolidated class action lawsuit accusing Qualcomm of antitrust violations want District Court Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, to prevent the company from pursuing any import ban that might be imposed on Apple phones using Intel chips.