Slo-Tech – In a lawsuit filed against Qualcomm in 2017 by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the court has previously ordered Qualcomm patents to be licensed to its competitors. This should be done in particular in the case of patents that are indispensable to provide standard functionality for the connection chips.modem chip) smart phones. The FTC and Qualcomm requested courts to find a common language and a delay of 30 days for them to settle, but Judge Lucy Koh rejected it. The main trial will be next year.
There have been a lot of problems with Qualcomm recently. A year ago, Taiwan was fined $ 774 million, this year the EU fined $ 997 million, China invested $ 975 million, and South Korea was $ 854 million. In addition, she complained about Apple's patent violations and was involved in Apple's trial in the United States. He also had to deal with Huawei and BlackBerry.
Next year, the court will decide whether Qualcomm's patent licensing policy is discriminatory or not. The company also produces chips, so licensing is usually conditioned by the special purchase of chips. For example, the Apple-Qualcomm dispute is worth seven billion dollars. Apple claims that the implementation of Qualcomm is unlawful, and Qualcomm apologizes for Apple's patent infringement.