FTC, Qualcomm Clash On Discovery In Patent Antitrust Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (April 13, 2017, 5:45 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission and Qualcomm Inc. on Wednesday laid out their differences over forthcoming discovery processes in the agency’s antitrust suit accusing the chipmaker of unfair patent licensing practices, with the FTC urging quicker proceedings and Qualcomm looking to slow them down. 

In a joint case management statement filed in California federal court, the FTC says discovery should move forward regardless of Qualcomm’s pending motion to dismiss to avoid unnecessary delays.

“Significant delay in the schedule impairs the FTC’s ability to obtain effective equitable relief, to the detriment of consumers,” the FTC said.

Qualcomm, however, says the enforcement agency has...

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