2 E-Discovery Takeaways From FTC V. Qualcomm

Law360 (June 24, 2019, 3:17 PM EDT) -- While press coverage of the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case against Qualcomm Inc. has focused on U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh’s May 21, 2019, ruling that Qualcomm used unlawful tactics in an attempt monopolize the smartphone chip market and must renegotiate its licensing agreements at reasonable prices, the role of documents in the bench trial was also noteworthy. We see at least two takeaways from the trial related to e-discovery.

First, for a case that involved massive amounts of document discovery — or, more accurately, e-discovery — the parties presented a dramatically small number of documents into evidence at trial. Providing...

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