5G Dominates DOJ's Time In FTC, Qualcomm 9th Circ. Args

Law360 (February 13, 2020, 8:24 PM EST) -- A skeptical Ninth Circuit panel grilled U.S. Department of Justice lawyers Thursday over the agency's warning that national security will be threatened if Qualcomm is forced to alter its chip licensing practices under a Federal Trade Commission antitrust win.

The DOJ, which is intervening in an appeal of the FTC’s lower court victory over the company, didn't get to address the merits of Qualcomm's antitrust arguments because the Ninth Circuit judges focused instead on whether the national security warning is grounded in competition law and has any bearing on the FTC’s enforcement case.

In a rare public feud with its sister agency, the...

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