Intel Exec Slams Qualcomm's 'Very Unfair' Biz Model At Trial
Law360, San Jose (January 8, 2019, 10:33 PM EST) -- Intel Corp.'s chief strategy officer ripped into Qualcomm's "very unfair" business model Tuesday on day three of a California federal bench trial over the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust allegations, testifying that the chipmaker demands patent royalties from all device makers, even if they use competitors' chips, which undercuts competition.
Intel Senior VP and Chief Strategy Officer Aicha Evans said Qualcomm has the ability to lower patent royalties and chip prices for device makers such as Apple, Samsung and Lenovo, which buy its chips. However, rival chipmakers like Intel can't change the royalty rate Qualcomm sets for the use of its patented...
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