In a short order, the US ninth Circuit Courtroom of Appeals stated it could not rehear arguments over whether or not Qualcomm had engaged in anticompetitive patent-licensing practices to maintain a monopoly in the marketplace for modem chips that join sensible telephones to wi-fi knowledge networks.
On August 11, a three-judge panel of the ninth Circuit stated the US Federal Commerce Fee failed to ascertain that Qualcomm’s practices had an anticompetitive impact on the mobile chip market. The FTC had requested your complete court docket to rehear arguments and rethink the panel determination.
“The truth that not one decide on the ninth Circuit thought it obligatory to contemplate the deserves of the FTC’s petition or to even ask for a response from Qualcomm validates the energy and readability of the panel’s thorough evaluation and conclusions. We thank the court docket for its time and efforts,” Don Rosenberg, govt vice chairman and normal counsel of Qualcomm, stated in a press release. The FTC declined to remark.
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The appeals court docket in August had reversed a decrease court docket ruling towards Qualcomm within the antitrust lawsuit introduced by the FTC.
Qualcomm was combating a Might 2019 determination by US District Choose Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, in a case introduced by the FTC. Koh sided with the FTC, writing that Qualcomm’s follow of requiring cellphone makers to signal a patent license settlement earlier than promoting them chips “strangled competitors” and harmed customers.
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