Key Takeaways From The 9th Circ.'s Qualcomm Ruling

Law360 (August 25, 2020, 3:20 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit dealt the Federal Trade Commission a deep blow earlier this month when it reversed the agency's win in a case accusing Qualcomm of monopolizing the market for cellular modem chips. While it's unclear if the commission will try to appeal, the opinion could impact a developing area of law surrounding antitrust and standard essential patents.

Here, Law360 looks at some key takeaways from the ruling.

The FTC's case accuses Qualcomm of violating the antitrust laws through a series of licensing practices that allegedly allowed it to use its dominance in the market for cellular modems chips to extract...

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