Now that is an unholy alliance; Intel, Apple and Qualcomm go after Samsung

Subject: General Tech | April 5, 2012 - 03:14 PM |
Tagged: apple, Samsung, Intel, qualcomm

Apple is getting some help in its legal quest to force Samsung out of the mobile phone business, even though Samsung is one of their major suppliers.  Both Intel and Qualcomm's legal teams have sifted through Samsung's source code and are offering more potential infringements for Apple to use in their case.  Qualcomm helped develop the 3G standard and so possess quite a bit of intellectual property that pertains to the use of 3G, while Intel owns an immense amount of telecom and chip patents which Samsung may have infringed upon.  The Register speculates on just why Qualcomm and Intel would offer their legal teams to Apple, as well as pointing out the obvious irony of Apple attacking its memory and screen manufacturer.

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"CHIP VENDORS Intel and Qualcomm have agreed to help Apple in a lawsuit against Samsung by providing source code, according to one of Apple's lawyers.

Apple's seemingly never ending battle with Samsung over smartphone patents will get helping hands from Intel and Qualcomm as the firms hand over source code to support Apple's case. According to Andrew Fox, Apple's lawyer, Intel's and Qualcomm's legal teams have sifted through the source code and agreed to provide it to Apple."

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Source: The Register

April 5, 2012 | 07:09 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I am so sick and tired of Apple. seriously, don't they have enough money laying around? I guess it's the 'Apple way' to steam roll over lesser companies in order to tighten their grasp on a particular aspect of the tech market. I honestly hope and pray that they get cut up due to monopoly. they are killing the tech world silently, one company at a time.

April 5, 2012 | 07:28 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I will continue to not buy apple products.

April 5, 2012 | 08:23 PM - Posted by pdjblum

It is Crapple you mean.

April 8, 2012 | 09:12 AM - Posted by dreamer77dd

They dont want to loose power in their empire and wont give anybody a chance to loose. a company always wants to be more stronger and rule everything. that is part of the game in the business world.
I still dont like apple but they know how to make a good business and keep people buying.

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