Industry group eyes Qualcomm's 3G patents

Oct 28 2005 - 11:53 AM ET | 3G

A group of major industry players filed a complaint to the Complaints to the European Commissionto investigate anti-competitive behavior by Qualcomm concerning patents on WCDMA tech. Broadcom, Ericsson, NEC, Nokia, Panasonic, and Texas Instruments state:

Qualcomm is violating EU competition law and failing to meet the commitments Qualcomm made to international standard bodies around the world that it would license its technology on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.

Specifically, Qualcomm alledgedly excludes and prevents chip makers from entering the market and charges excessive royalties.