Koh denied the request within minutes without explanation, according to court filings. A hearing on whether Qualcomm is obligated to license rival chipmakers was scheduled for Thursday, October 18, but Koh announced last week that she would make a ruling without taking oral arguments.
Federal judge Lucy Koh has denied a request from Qualcomm and the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to delay a key ruling in an anti-monopoly lawsuit so the two sides can work on a potential settlement.
The FTC and Qualcomm filed a joint motion on Monday, October 15, seeking 30 days before San Jose US District Judge Lucy Koh makes a ruling on whether Qualcomm must license its standard essential patents to rival chipmakers, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.Both sides stated the delay would “facilitate the parties’ ongoing discussions concerning the potential settlement of this litigation,” according to court records.
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