FTC looks to end Qualcomm’s onerous chip selling terms


Closing arguments are expected to start today in the FTC v. Qualcomm non-jury trial. The chip maker’s “no license, no chips” policy is at the heart of the FTC’s complaint against Qualcomm. Phone manufacturers have to pay for the chips, the tech used inside them, and a licensing fee charged for each phone the manufacturer sells. The latter is charged on each handset rung up by a manufacturer whether or not a Qualcomm chip is inside it.
According to a piece written by an attorney involved in litigation against Qualcomm, and published today by the Wall Street Journal, …

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