Steven Titch (2017)
Published: March 7, 2017
Publication: The Daily Caller
"Years of Qualcomm’s aggressiveness with its patent licensing may have finally reached a tipping point as Apple, along with trade agencies in the U.S. and South Korea are demanding greater accountability from the San Diego company.
In the past two months, a lawsuit by Apple, a second suit by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a record fine from the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) have called attention to the egregious licensing demands Qualcomm makes for patents on technology used in the chips built into consumer wireless devices. Qualcomm’s patents are standards essential, that is, when international standards bodies hammered out the ways phones and connected devices would work, Qualcomm’s patented intellectual property was baked into the standard." -- [READ MORE]