FTC, Qualcomm Seek Docs From Nokia In Antitrust Suits

Law360, New York (November 1, 2017, 6:26 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission and a putative class of cellphone purchasers asked a California federal court on Tuesday to request help from the Finnish government in securing documents from Nokia in parallel litigations over Qualcomm’s patent licensing practices, a day after Qualcomm made a similar request for its defense.

The FTC and the purchasers are both embroiled in lawsuits alleging Qualcomm Inc. used its dominance in the market for baseband processors in order to wrangle higher royalties and anti-competitive licensing terms from cellphone makers for its...
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