Qualcomm, a developer of wireless technologies, on Monday said the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has launched a Nokia probe in response to allegations that the Finnish company infringed upon six Qualcomm patents and that its trade practices are inappropriate, the Associated Press reports via the Plainview Daily Herald.
Qualcomm wants an order issued to ban the importation of Nokia products that infringe on its patents, as well as a cease-and-desist order that would bar sales of infringing products that have already been brought into the United States, the AP reports. Qualcomm also wants the cease-and-desist order to stop the marketing, advertising and inventory building of all Nokia products that are in violation of its patents, according to the AP.
In June, Qualcomm logged a complaint with the U.S. ITC against Nokia, and it said the probe would likely begin in July, the AP reports.
Qualcomm expects an initial determination within the first half of 2007, following a hearing in which evidence will be presented, according to the AP.
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