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Qualcomm overturns FTC's antitrust win

By Joshua Sisco and Mike Swift
  • 11 Aug 2020 13:58
  • 11 Aug 2020 14:10
In a significant win for Qualcomm and all licensors of standard-essential patents, a federal appeals court overturned the US Federal Trade Commission's 2019 antitrust trial win in which a court found the US chipmaker's patent licensing practices to be anticompetitive.
In her order, US District Court Judge Lucy Koh "went

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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