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Qualcomm Blasts FTC's Special Master Bid In Antitrust Suit

Law360, Washington (February 22, 2018, 8:38 PM EST) -- Qualcomm Inc. slammed the Federal Trade Commission’s request to have a special master appointed in an antitrust suit over the company’s licensing practices for standard-essential patents on Wednesday, telling a California federal judge that such a move would only complicate discovery proceedings set to close next month.

The FTC’s move to bring in a special master is unwarranted, Qualcomm said in a statement in opposition to the request, saying the court hearing the commission’s suit over the semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company’s licensing practices has been...
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