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Qualcomm faces new anti-trust investigation in US

Wednesday 18 January 2017 | 08:25 CET | News

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Qualcomm is facing another anti-trust investigation, this time in its home country the US. The Federal Trade Commission has accused Qualcomm of using anticompetitive tactics to maintain its monopoly in the supply of mobile phone processors. According to the complaint, Qualcomm ensures higher royalties for its standard-essential patents by threatening to disrupt supplies of its products to phone manufacturers. The FTC said these royalties "amount to a tax on the manufacturers' use of baseband processors manufactured by Qualcomm's competitors, a tax that excludes these competitors and harms

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Companies: Qualcomm
Countries: United States
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