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Japan revokes order, says Qualcomm licensing programme is lawful

Friday 15 March 2019 | 10:35 CET | News

The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has reversed a 2009 cease-and-desist order affecting Qualcomm licensing in Japan. Following a nine-year evidentiary proceeding, the JFTC concluded that Qualcomm’s cross-licensing provisions and non-assertion covenants that were the subject of the cease-and-desist order did not violate Japanese antimonopoly law.

In 2010, the Tokyo High Court had issued a stay of the JFTC cease-and-desist order pending this proceeding. This week’s JFTC decision, the result of a process that included 37 separate hearings, rejected an initial finding related to cross-license agreements between Qualcomm and Japanese manufacturers.



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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Qualcomm
Countries: Japan
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