Qualcomm Exec Says Google, FTC Deal Was Royalties Model

Law360, San Jose (January 18, 2019, 10:53 PM EST) -- A Qualcomm executive took the stand Friday during a California federal bench trial over the Federal Trade Commission's allegations the company's "no license, no chips" practice violates antitrust laws, testifying that it modeled its standard-essential patent process after Google's 2013 consent decree with the FTC.

Fabian Gonell, Qualcomm's senior vice president of licensing strategy and legal counsel for the company's licensing business, said if Qualcomm has a dispute with a company over licensing fees, it sends the company a letter that says they can resolve it in arbitration. He explained that the process is modeled off of the so-called Google/MMI case,...

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