Japan Launches Antitrust Investigation Into Qualcomm

Law360, New York (December 4, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The latest regulatory body to raise concerns over possible anti-competitive practices at Qualcomm Inc., Japan’s Fair Trade Commission has launched an investigation into whether the company’s sales of semiconductor chips to Japanese manufacturers violated antitrust laws.

Qualcomm is suspected of offering Japanese cell phone makers discounted licensing fees on its patented technologies in exchange for agreement by the cell phone makers to only use Qualcomm products, according to Japanese news agency, JiJi press.

Qualcomm owns patents and collects licensing fees for code-division multiple access (CDMA) chips...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.