7 Takeaways From Qualcomm’s Stinging Defeat

Law360 (May 22, 2019, 9:04 PM EDT) -- Across 233 pages, U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh took Qualcomm to task for what she said are the chipmaker’s anti-competitive licensing practices in her ruling on a challenge brought by the Federal Trade Commission.

A federal judge was skeptical of the testimony of Qualcomm executives. Above, the company's headquarters in San Diego. (AP) Here, Law360 breaks out some of the key findings from the decision requiring the company to renegotiate its licenses and fundamentally alter its business model, which had required smartphone makers to license patents at “unreasonably high royalty rates” for access to the modem chips needed to connect to wireless networks....

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