Qualcomm seeks hold on court decision that could change the way it sells chips


Last week, Judge Lucy Koh ruled in favor of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and against Qualcomm in a decision that could drastically change the way Qualcomm sells its chips. Several Qualcomm business practices were called out by manufacturers testifying during the non-jury trial including the chipmaker’s “no license, no chips” policy. The company was also criticized for basing royalty prices on the whole retail price of a phone, and its failure to license its standard essential patents (SEP) at a fair, reasonable and non discriminatory (FRAND) basis. These are patents that manufacturers …

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