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James Rill, James Kress, Mar 31, 2015
With last month’s widely anticipated conclusion of the investigation by China’s National Development and Reform Commission of Qualcomm, Inc.’s licensing practices, the Chinese antitrust authority announced its intention to wade into the worldwide battles between holders of standard-essential patents and those companies that implement those standards in their devices, such as smartphones or tablets.
Although reports of the approximately $975 million settlement, equal to 8 percent o…