Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Qualcomm CEO sees the upside to patent wars

By Nick Wood , Total Telecom, in Istanbul
Wednesday 14 September 11

CEO Paul Jacobs insists consumers benefit despite short-term disruption caused by litigation.

Qualcomm chief executive Paul Jacobs insisted on Wednesday that consumers ultimately benefit from the current patent system, despite a recent spate of high-profile lawsuits aimed at preventing the sale of some mobile devices. "Consumers do benefit," he said on stage during the chip maker's annual technology showcase, held this year in Istanbul…

Qualcomm chief executive Paul Jacobs insisted on Wednesday that consumers ultimately benefit from the current patent system, despite a recent spate of high-profile lawsuits aimed at preventing the sale of some mobile devices. "Consumers do benefit," he said on stage during the chip maker's annual technology showcase, held this year in Istanbul…

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