Trial that could force Qualcomm to change its business model has begun

As noted by Reuters, a trial that could change the way chip designer Qualcomm does business kicked off on Friday with opening statements from both the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Qualcomm. The FTC is suing the chip designer and claims that Qualcomm’s current licensing policy is anti-competitive. The non-jury trial is being presided over by Judge Lucy Koh (who was behind the bench during the first Apple v. Samsung trial) and will run for ten days.
If the government wins the trial, Qualcomm could be forced to change the way it licenses its patents. Apple …

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