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Tim Culpan

The Qualcomm 'Tax' Rebellion

What worked 20 years ago looks incredibly dated today.

The fact that Qualcomm Inc.'s business model has survived two decades is as much a marvel of modern lawyering as one of modern technology.

That Qualcomm is the leading player in global mobile development is beyond doubt. What has irked authorities in China, South Korea, the U.S. and now Apple Inc. is what many see as the San Diego-based company's strong-arm tactics in charging for that technology.