The US DoJ files a statement asking the Court to order additional briefing and to hold a hearing on a remedy if it finds a semiconductor company liable for anticompetitive abuses in connection with its patent licensing program (Qualcomm)

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In a highly unusual move, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) recently led a statement of interest in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s unfair competition case against Qualcomm. The statement asks the court to order additional brie ng and hold a hearing on a remedy if it finds Qualcomm liable for anticompetitive abuses in connection with its patent licensing program. As the FTC pointed out in its short response to the DOJ, the court had already considered and addressed the question of whether liability and remedies should be separately considered, and the parties had already submitted extensive brie ng regarding remedies. The DOJ’s “untimely” statement of interest, in the words of the FTC, comes three months after a bench trial concluded in January of this year,

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Emily Luken, Jay Jurata, The US DoJ files a statement asking the Court to order additional briefing and to hold a hearing on a remedy if it finds a semiconductor company liable for anticompetitive abuses in connection with its patent licensing program (Qualcomm), 5 February 2019, e-Competitions February 2019, Art. N° 96853

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