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Qualcomm licensing found to violate Korean competition law

Wednesday 18 November 2015 | 09:00 CET | News
The Korea Fair Trade Commission has started an investigation into Qualcomm's licensing practices. Qualcomm said it received the Case Examiner's Report with allegations and will prepare a response. The report alleges, among other things, that Qualcomm does not properly negotiate aspects of its licences, and that its practice of licensing patents only at the device level and requiring that chip customers be licensed to its intellectual property violate Korean competition law. The report proposes remedies including modifications to certain business practices and monetary penalties. Qualcomm said

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Qualcomm
Countries: Korea, Republic of
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