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If Judge Koh rules in favor of the FTC, Qualcomm's grip on mobile broadband chips will loosen

23 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

In January 2017, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a suit against chip maker Qualcomm over the company's standard-essential mobile broadband chip patents. The legal system being what it is in the states, the bench trial (meaning that instead of a jury, the judge will come up with the verdict) isn't set to take place until early next January. But the FTC has already filed a motion for a partial summary judgment, which would allow Judge Lucy Koh to make a ruling on parts of the claim without having to hear any of the facts.
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Federal Trade Commission may open up the wireless chipset market even prior to Qualcomm trial: motion for partial summary judgment

Federal Trade Commission may open up the wireless chipset market even prior to Qualcomm trial: motion for partial summary judgment

23 days ago   |   By FOSS Patents

Four months prior to the FTC v. Qualcomm antitrust bench trial in the Northern District of California , the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has brought a motion for partial summary judgment that has the potential to make a far greater contribution to fair competition in the wireless baseband chipset market than the procedural context suggests. The FTC is asking Judge Lucy Koh to hold that, under certain RAND licensing obligations it entered into when it participated in wireless standard-setting, Qualcomm must licenses its CDMA, UMTS and 4G/LTE standard-essential patents to rival chipset...
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