US: FTC files opposition to Qualcomm stay request

US: FTC files opposition to Qualcomm stay request

On Thursday, July 18, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) pushed back against the Department of Justice (DOJ) by filing a formal opposition to the DOJ’s motion to pause a court ruling against Qualcomm, reported Law.com. On July 16, the DOJ asked a federal appeals court to pause the enforcement of a sweeping antitrust ruling against […]

EU: Qualcomm fined €242M for engaging in predatory pricing

EU: Qualcomm fined €242M for engaging in predatory pricing

According to the Wall Street Journal, the European Commission fined Qualcomm €242 million on Thursday, July 18, for abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets, the second penalty from the bloc in 18 months and its latest move targeting top US tech companies for breaching antitrust rules. Qualcomm sold below cost, with the aim […]

EU: Qualcomm set to face second antitrust fine: sources

EU: Qualcomm set to face second antitrust fine: sources

Qualcomm, the world’s no.1 chipmaker, could be hit with a second EU antitrust fine as soon as Thursday for blocking a rival from the market more than a decade ago, people familiar with the matter said. The company came under fire in 2015 when the European Commission accused it of predatory pricing between 2009 and […]

US: DOJ asks appeals court to pause antitrust ruling against Qualcomm

US: DOJ asks appeals court to pause antitrust ruling against Qualcomm

The US Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to pause the enforcement of a sweeping antitrust ruling against mobile chip supplier Qualcomm on Tuesday, July 16, citing support from the Energy Department and the Defense Department (DoD).   “For DoD, Qualcomm is a key player both in terms of its trusted supply chain and […]

US: Qualcomm asks appeals court to pause antitrust ruling’s impact

US: Qualcomm asks appeals court to pause antitrust ruling’s impact

According to Reuters, Qualcomm asked a US appeals court to pause an antitrust ruling that could drastically alter its business model while it tries to overturn the ruling. The filing with the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals came after US District Judge Lucy Koh last week declined to put on hold her own ruling in a […]

US: Judge blocks Qualcomm effort to put antitrust ruling on hold

US: Judge blocks Qualcomm effort to put antitrust ruling on hold

A US judge on Wednesday ruled against Qualcomm Inc’s (QCOM.O) effort to block the implementation of a sweeping antitrust ruling against it as the mobile chip supplier pursues an appeal that could take more than a year to wind through the courts. Qualcomm has argued in court that the ruling could hamper critical negotiations with […]

EU: Qualcomm faces second potential fine

EU: Qualcomm faces second potential fine

According to a report from Bloomberg, Qualcomm faces another European Union antitrust fine a year after being ordered to pay €997 million(US$1.13 billion) penalty for thwarting rival suppliers to Apple, according to three people familiar with the latest case. The chip giant may be fined as soon as next month, said the people, who asked […]

The Alignment of Evidence and Economics: A Rebuttal to Ginsburg and Wright

The Alignment of Evidence and Economics: A Rebuttal to Ginsburg and Wright

June 2019 The Alignment of Evidence and Economics: A Rebuttal to Ginsburg and Wright By Joseph Kattan & Timothy J. Muris1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Introduction In a March article in CPI’s Blog O’ Blogs, Judge Douglas Ginsburg and Professor Joshua Wright (“G&W”) criticized the Nash bargaining model of […]

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, […]

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