FTC Head Recuses Himself From Qualcomm Antitrust Row
By Bryan Koenig (November 5, 2018, 6:04 PM EST) -- Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons has recused himself from any participation in the agency's California federal court antitrust case accusing Qualcomm of anti-competitive patent licensing practices, leaving an even divide between the FTC's Republican and Democratic commissioners as the agency and the chipmaker pursue settlement talks.
An FTC spokesperson confirmed Simons' recusal Monday, but declined further comment, after it was first reported Friday by Bloomberg Law. The FTC does not publicly explain recusals, and it is unclear how much Simons' absence will weigh on the case, which the current commission inherited from the entirely different lineup of commissioners that authorized...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!