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Qualcomm CEO Mollenkopf defends company's chip licensing practices in court

2 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

The U.S. District Court in San Jose rolled out the red carpet yesterday, as Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf showed up to testify. The executive appeared in front of Judge Lucy Koh, who is presiding over the 10 day non-jury FTC v. Qualcomm trial. The government agency says that the methods used by Qualcomm to license its patents are anti-competitive, especially its "no license, no chips" policy. Phone manufacturers who want to buy modem chips from Qualcomm are forced to buy a license from the company before they are allowed to purchase the components.
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Qualcomm vs FTC trial: Apple recalls iPad mini 2 negotiations, Qualcomm defends double-dipping licensing as best for everyone

Qualcomm vs FTC trial: Apple recalls iPad mini 2 negotiations, Qualcomm defends double-dipping licensing as best for everyone

2 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

As part of the Qualcomm and Federal Trade Commission trial this week, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf continued to defend his company's business practices. As reported by CNET , Mollenkopf said the practices are what's best for the whole industry, while Apple continues to claim the tactics are monopolistic.
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