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Open Markets Calls on International Trade Commission to Check Qualcomm’s Monopoly Power

The Open Markets Institute co-signed a letter written by Public Knowledge calling on the International Trade Commission to uphold an administrative law judge’s decision to reject Qualcomm’s request to ban certain iPhone models from American markets. Qualcomm claims that these models use baseband technology from competitor Intel and infringes on Qualcomm’s patents.

November 8, 2018  |  by Open Markets

The Open Markets Institute co-signed a letter written by Public Knowledge calling on the International Trade Commission to uphold an administrative law judge’s decision to reject Qualcomm’s request to ban certain iPhone models from American markets. Qualcomm claims that these models use baseband technology from competitor Intel and infringes on Qualcomm’s patents.

Open Markets Institute Legal Director Sandeep Vaheesan said, “Overturning the administrative law judge and approving Qualcomm’s request would leave only one major supplier of critical baseband technology. The International Trade Commission should recognize Qualcomm’s monopoly power in this market and uphold the administrative law judge’s decision.”

Read the letter here.

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