DOJ Urges Caution If FTC's Qualcomm Case Brings Remedies

By Bryan Koenig (May 3, 2019, 7:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has taken the unusual step of wading into the Federal Trade Commission's case against Qualcomm over the chipmaker's patent licensing practices, arguing that if the company is found liable, the California federal judge should avoid any "overly broad remedy" that might harm 5G development.

In a filing Thursday, the DOJ's Antitrust Division took care not to address the merits of the FTC's case, now awaiting a decision from U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh after trial wrapped in January. But in pushing for a hearing to carefully mete out an order against Qualcomm's licensing practices if Judge...

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