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Judge Nixes Antitrust Suit V. Qualcomm Over Patents

Law360 (March 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge has dismissed a proposed antitrust class action against Qualcomm Inc. over cell phone technology patents approved by standards-setting organizations, ruling that the plaintiff was too far removed from the alleged injury.

In a decision Tuesday, Judge William Q. Hayes of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted Qualcomm’s motion to dismiss, tossing all of plaintiff Jesse Meyer's claims brought under the Sherman Act; California’s Unfair Competition Law; and the Cartwright Act, California’s version of federal antitrust laws, ruling that the...
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