The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has overturned a lower court's ruling which found Qualcomm guilty of anti-competitive behavior.
Back in May 2019, Judge Lucy H. Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that Qualcomm was in violation of the FTC Act for unlawfully suppressing competition and extracting excessive licensing fees. Qualcomm was sued by the FTC for forcing customers who wanted to buy their chips to also pay patent licensing fees for those chips.
The Appeals Court disagreed with Koh saying:
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