Qualcomm, Ericsson, Others Dodge Collusion Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (January 6, 2012, 4:16 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday dismissed an antitrust suit accusing Qualcomm Inc., LM Ericsson Telephone Co. and Alcatel-Lucent SA of plotting to keep a rival's tracking technology from being adopted in global wireless standards, ruling that the alleged motive fell short.

U.S. District Judge Robert F. Kelly said TruePosition Inc., which had sued the the telecommunications companies in July, failed to show that its competitors had attempted to thwart the adoption of the mobile locating standards it developed.

Although Ericsson, Qualcomm and Alcatel-Lucent preferred an...
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