Prof. Calls Qualcomm 5G National Security Fears Baseless

Law360 (November 27, 2019, 5:30 PM EST) -- The national security concerns blocking a sweeping injunction covering Qualcomm’s licensing practices aren’t based on reality, a law professor at the University of Utah has told the Ninth Circuit, urging it to instead block the company’s monopoly on the modem chip market.

Jorge L. Contreras filed his amicus brief Tuesday supporting the Federal Trade Commission in its suit against the company. He said Qualcomm and the U.S. Departments of Justice, Defense and Energy haven’t shown how national security would be threatened if the chipmaker loses its lead in the development of 5G, the next-generation wireless technology that U.S. officials are eager to...

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