Slo-Tech – In a lawsuit filed with Qualcomm in 2017 by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Qualcomm previously ordered Qualcomm to license its patents to its competitors. This means that patents essential for ensuring standard functionality, especially connection chips (eg,Modem chip) Smartphone. The FTC and Qualcomm asked the court for a 30-day delay to locate and settle the common language, but Judge Lucy Koh rejected it. Major hearings are scheduled for next year.
Recently, Qualcomm is experiencing a lot of problems. One year ago, Taiwan was fined $ 774 million, but this year the EU imposed a fine of $ 999 million, China $ 975 million, and Korea $ 880 million. He was also involved in Apple lawsuits in the United States, complaining about Apple's patent infringement. He also had to settle with Huawei and BlackBerry.
Next year, the court will in effect determine whether Qualcomm's patent licensing policy is discriminatory. Because the company also produces chips, licenses are often granted conditions as a proprietary chip purchase. For example, the Apple-Qualcomm dispute is worth $ 7 billion. Apple is unlawful in Qualcomm's practice and Qualcomm apologizes for Apple's patent infringement.