Cozen O’Connor: What it all boils down to in FTC vs. Qualcomm

What it all boils down to in FTC vs. Qualcomm

Sunday, February 10, 2019

David Reichenberg discussed the recent antitrust trial attacking Qualcomm’s business model with Mike Freeman of The San Diego Union-Tribune. The FTC  drilled down on how the San Diego company leveraged its market power in certain cellular chips to gain the upper hand in patent licensing negotiations with smartphone makers. David said, "The FTC seems to argue that no license, no chips is inherently anti-competitive, and they believe they have economic textbooks backing them up …. and look at all these examples of people complaining that they paid too high a royalty rate.”

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