DOJ asks appeals court to freeze ruling against Qualcomm’s business practices

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Back in January, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took chip maker Qualcomm to court. Qualcomm’s business practices from its “no license, no chips” policy, to its refusal to license standard essential patents, to the use of a phone’s retail price to calculate royalties was on trial. And in May, the decision made by Judge Lucy Koh was handed down in favor of the FTC. Qualcomm has been seeking a stay of the ruling until it can go completely through the appeals process. This makes sense since the ruling would require Qualcomm to renegotiate the contracts it has with phone manufacturers. The …

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