Qualcomm CEO Mollenkopf defends company's chip licensing practices in court

The U.S. District Court in San Jose rolled out the red carpet yesterday, as Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf showed up to testify. According to CNET, the executive appeared in front of Judge Lucy Koh, who is presiding over the 10 day non-jury FTC v. Qualcomm trial. The government agency says that the methods used by Qualcomm to license its patents are anti-competitive, especially its "no license, no chips" policy. Phone manufacturers who want to buy modem chips from Qualcomm are forced to buy a license from the company before they are allowed to purchase the components.
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Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 12:25