View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
April 28, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:41pm

US COURT LIFTS RESTRAINING ORDER ON QUALCOMM

By CBR Staff Writer

Qualcomm Inc can go ahead and sell its Q Phone digital cellular telephone for the time being now that the US District Court of Southern California has lifted a temporary restraining order and denied a preliminary injunction requested by Motorola Inc. The court found that the Q Phone, which Motorola claims copies the design of its own StarTAC telephones (CI No 3,115), in fact presents a sleeker, streamlined appearance, as compared to the box-like appearance of the StarTAC design patent, and that anyway, Motorola is not entitled to monopolize a functional shape like a clam-shell phone; the determination is only preliminary pending a full trial however, scheduled for some time next year.

Topics in this article :
Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU