Setback for Qualcomm: It has to license modem tech to competitors | 11/7/2018 | Staff
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A US district judge has made a preliminary ruling that Qualcomm is obliged to license its technologies to its rivals.

Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court for the Northern District of California published her judgement yesterday as part of an ongoing lawsuit brought in 2017 by the Federal Trade Commission.

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Judge Koh's ruling, that Qualcomm must license some of its technologies to other companies pitching modems at the mobile market, included a denial of the request for a delay by the company and the FTC while they pursue settlement talks in the lawsuit.

The FTC has accused the chip maker of anticompetitive behaviour in its patent licensing practices, which have put it in hot water in China, South Korea, Taiwan, and the European Union.

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The commission argued that Qualcomm had voluntarily committed to the FRAND (free and non-discriminatory) licensing requirements of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and...
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