Qualcomm versus US FTC ‘no license, no chips’ antitrust trial wraps up

January 30, 2019


The trial arguments that have taken the better part of January concluded on Tuesday, ahead of schedule. Closing arguments from both the Federal Trade Commission’s battery of attorneys, versus Qualcomm’s array were heard.

“The evidence is overwhelming that Qualcomm engaged in exclusionary conduct,” said FTC lawyer Jennifer Milici. “The effects of Qualcomm’s conduct, when considered together, are anticompetitive.”

For it’s part, Qualcomm defended the “no license no chips” policy not by asserting its legality, but instead claiming that there was no proof that it had hurt device manufacturers at all.

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