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

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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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