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Apple, Samsung Fight Qualcomm Bid For Confidential Deal

Law360, San Jose (March 7, 2018, 9:36 PM EST) -- A California federal judge overseeing the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust suit over Qualcomm’s patent licensing practices said Wednesday a confidential agreement between Samsung and Apple appears relevant to Qualcomm’s defense, but those companies urged the judge to find the document is protected under the work-product doctrine.

At the start of a hearing in San Jose, California, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael M. Cousins said he thinks a so-called common interest agreement — which lays out commercial and legal interests between third-parties Samsung Electronics Co. Inc. and Apple Inc. — could be indicative of bias and credibility in the FTC’s antitrust case against...

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