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BREAKING: 9th Circuit Reverses FTC Win On Qualcomm Licensing

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BREAKING: 9th Circuit Reverses FTC Win On Qualcomm Licensing

Law360 (August 11, 2020, 1:03 PM EDT) — The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday reversed the Federal Trade Commission’s win in the agency’s case accusing Qualcomm of violating antitrust law through its licensing practices for standard-essential patents covering cellular technology.

The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday reversed the FTC’s win in its case alleging Qualcomm’s licensing practices violate antitrust law. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) The panel found that if Qualcomm did breach its obligations to license its SEPs on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms, it would be a breach of contract issue, not an antitrust problem. It also found that the company’s “no license, no chips” policy did not impose a surcharge on…

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