Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) antitrust enforcement case against Qualcomm

In a highly-anticipated decision in the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) antitrust enforcement case against Qualcomm, U.S. District Court judge Lucy Koh found that Qualcomm’s licensing practices clearly violate U.S. antitrust law and rejected U.S. Department of Justice’s Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Makan Delrahim’s newfangled legal theory that competition law [...]

By |2019-05-30T20:44:57-04:00May 30th, 2019|Blog, Competition, Courts|

An FTC Settlement with Qualcomm Could Hold the Entire IoT Economy Hostage

Facing a potentially devastating federal court ruling in its antitrust case, Qualcomm and its allies are ratcheting up political pressure for a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) before the judge announces a decision in the case. But why? A look at Qualcomm’s financial history in the last year [...]

By |2019-03-13T14:29:16-04:00March 13th, 2019|Blog, Competition, IoT, Open Standards|

The P2B Regulation: A Good-Intentioned Road to Hell

A group of Europe’s SME app developers—representing myriad economic sectors (including healthcare, mobility, software development, cyber security, gaming, and e-commerce businesses)—sent a letter to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) urging them to reconsider its  legislative proposal on business practices of online platforms. The SME signatories warn MEPs [...]

By |2018-12-05T14:24:49-04:00December 5th, 2018|Blog, Competition|

Patents and the Public Interest: What Does the ITC Ruling Against Qualcomm Really Mean?

Earlier this fall, U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Judge Thomas Pender issued a ruling in an ongoing dispute between Qualcomm and Apple over patent infringement. Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Thomas Pender’s Initial Determination found that while Apple may have infringed upon a patent owned by Qualcomm, he saw no merit [...]

By |2018-12-03T12:07:11-04:00December 3rd, 2018|Blog, Competition, FRAND, IoT, Open Standards, Patents|
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