Who’s The Bully, Apple Or Qualcomm?

By on September 14, 2017

September 14, 2017

Qualcomm has the chips and Apple is the world’s richest company, writes columnist Michael Hiltzik. He makes the case that either could be viewed as the villain in their patent controversy. True, Qualcomm is a ruthless patent profiteer, he says, but he quotes  Qualcomm’s general counsel, Don Rosenberg, who defends his company by noting that Apple tries to squeeze every possible penny out their suppliers, and calls Qualcomm one of the few with the power to resist. Rosenberg says sentiment in patent law is shifting toward users from inventors, and with the FTC temporarily composed of a Democratic majority, “this is an opportunity to sweeten their profits at our expense.”
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