Slo-Tech – In an action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed in 2017 against Qualcomm, the court previously asked Qualcomm to issue the patents to its competitors. This should be done with patents that are indispensable to ensure standard functionality, especially for connectivity chips (modem chip) smartphones. The FTC and Qualcomm have asked tribunals for a 30-day delay to find common language and settle down, but Judge Lucy Koh has refused. The main hearing will be next year.
Qualcomm has a lot of problems lately. One year ago, Taiwan was fined $ 774 million, this year the EU penalized $ 997 million, China invested $ 975 million, and South Korea $ 854 million. In addition, he became involved in Apple's lawsuit in the United States, because Apple complains about breach of patents. He also had to settle with Huawei and BlackBerry.
Next year, the court will decide on the merits, that is, if Qualcomm's patent licensing policy is discriminatory. The company also produces tokens, which is why licensing is often conditional on the exclusive purchase of chips. For example, the Apple-Qualcomm dispute deserves seven billion dollars. Apple claims Qualcomm's practice is illegal, and Qualcomm apologizes for Apple patent infringement.