Samsung, Intel Ask 9th Circ. To Shield Info In Qualcomm Case

By Anne Cullen (July 15, 2019, 3:05 PM EDT) -- Samsung and Intel urged the Ninth Circuit on Friday to let them guard their sensitive company information amid Qualcomm's appeal of the Federal Trade Commission's blockbuster antitrust win against the chipmaker.

The companies' confidential business details — Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s royalty rates, and the cost of one of Intel Corp.'s key acquisitions — were used amid the FTC's case challenging Qualcomm's decades-long licensing practices as anti-competitive.

"Samsung would face irreparable harm if its highly confidential effective royalty rates under two separate licenses were released publicly," the tech behemoth told the court in its Friday filing, hoping to intervene in the...

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