US: Qualcomm asks judge to put antitrust ruling on hold

US: Qualcomm asks judge to put antitrust ruling on hold

On Tuesday, May 28, Qualcomm asked a federal judge not to enforce her decision that it illegally squeezed out rivals in the smartphone chips market as it plans to file an appeal that could take more than a year to wind through the courts, reported Reuters. In a filing in federal court in San Jose, […]

US: Qualcomm violated antitrust laws, judge rules

US: Qualcomm violated antitrust laws, judge rules

Qualcomm, the world’s largest maker of smartphone modems and microchips, illegally charges companies sky-high prices to license its technology, Judge Lucy Koh ruled Tuesday. In a case brought to court in 2017 by the US Federal Trade Commission, District Court Judge Lucy Koh said Qualcomm should not receive a percentage of sales of each phone […]

US: FTC calls DOJ’s request for hearing in Qualcomm case “untimely”

US: FTC calls DOJ’s request for hearing in Qualcomm case “untimely”

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pushing back against the Justice Department’s request to be heard on any potential sanctions against Qualcomm in a pending anti-monopoly case in San Jose federal court. In a two-page filing on Thursday, May 9,, the FTC called the Justice Department’s efforts last week to intervene in the case […]

US: DOJ asks for hearing in Qualcomm antitrust case

US: DOJ asks for hearing in Qualcomm antitrust case

The US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division asked a federal judge on Thursday, May 2, to hold a hearing on any possible remedies to be imposed if mobile chip supplier Qualcomm is found liable in an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), reported Reuters. The FTC took Qualcomm to trial in January […]

US: Apple to pay Qualcomm over US$4.5B in past licensing fees

US: Apple to pay Qualcomm over US$4.5B in past licensing fees

According to Qualcomm’s latest earnings report released this week, Apple will pay the company between $4.5 and $4.7 billion as part of the settlement the two firms made last month. Last month, Qualcomm and Apple put to bed a massive, long-running patent and antitrust case that started when Apple sued the other company for alleged unfair […]

US: Apple and Qualcomm drop all antitrust suits in surprise settlement

US: Apple and Qualcomm drop all antitrust suits in surprise settlement

In press releases on Tuesday, April 16, Apple and Qualcomm announced they had agreed to settle all disputes worldwide. “Qualcomm and Apple today announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide”. The companies—one the maker of iPhones, the other one of the largest providers of mobile chips—added that, effective 1 April, they […]

US: Jury selection begins in Apple and Qualcomm antitrust suit

US: Jury selection begins in Apple and Qualcomm antitrust suit

Jury selection began Monday, April 15, in a case between technology giants Apple and Qualcomm, with Apple seeking billions over what it claims are exorbitant and unfair fees Qualcomm allegedly charged for the use of Qualcomm chips in iPhones. The trial slated to begin this week in San Diego federal court is the latest in […]

US: Apple and Qualcomm’s global fight heads to court

US: Apple and Qualcomm’s global fight heads to court

Monday, April 15, Apple and Qualcomm will face off in San Diego federal court. About US$30 billion will be at stake in what could be one of the biggest US corporate lawsuits, reported the Financial Times. Tim Cook, the Apple chief executive, is expected to give testimony in a four-week trial in a federal court […]

EU: Qualcomm loses data refusal challenge

EU: Qualcomm loses data refusal challenge

According to a report from Reuters, Qualcomm lost its EU General Court bid challenging a regulator request for more information related to an antitrust probe. The world’s no. 1 chipmaker had already provided the information after being ordered to pay a daily fine for withholding it, but the Luxembourg-based General Court’s ruling is expected to […]

The Alignment of Evidence and Economic Theory in FTC v. Qualcomm: A Response to Ginsburg & Wright

The Alignment of Evidence and Economic Theory in FTC v. Qualcomm:  A Response to Ginsburg & Wright

April 2019 The Alignment of Evidence and Economic Theory in FTC v. Qualcomm: A Response to Ginsburg & Wright By Joseph Kattan & Timothy J. Muris (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Sidley Austin)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article In a recent post on CPI Journal’s Blog O’ Blogs, Judge Douglas Ginsburg and […]

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