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

Date Published: November 8, 2018

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.

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Open Markets Letter to U.S. House of Representatives Regarding H.R. 5645

Date Published: May 9, 2018

We write to express concern about H.R. 5645—Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018. After close review, the Open Markets Institute has concluded that the bill would dangerously reduce the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to protect American citizens from concentrations of power that threaten them politically and economically. Worse, it would do so exactly at a moment when we need a stronger and more active FTC. A broad, bi-partisan consensus acknowledges that America has a big monopoly problem.

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