The chief executive of Broadcom Corp. urged a government panel Wednesday to bar imports of cell phones that include chips made by Qualcomm Inc. that infringe on its patents. Appearing before the U.S. International Trade Commission, Scott McGregor and other Broadcom representatives said that such a ban would not hurt consumers, disrupt the wireless telecommunications market, or threaten public safety, as Qualcomm and its supporters have argued.

If the ITC grants Broadcom’s request, “things will continue just as they have, with the exception that a subset of cellular devices that contain infringing … chips would no longer be available to be imported into the United States,” McGregor said.