Already in May, the FTC won its antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm, but Qualcomm filed a surprise appeal against the verdict. The FTC today rejected Qualcomm's attempt to introduce internal Apple documents to challenge this antitrust decision.
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As reported by Reuters Qualcomm filed internal documents on Tuesday to Apple documents to US District Judge Lucy Koh. These documents included slides from an Apple internal presentation in which Apple outlined ways to pressurize and "hurt" Qualcomm:
On Tuesday, Qualcomm filed a comprehensive decision with US District Judge Lucy Koh who would change their business model, as it pursues a charm. In the slides of Apple's internal presentations, the iPhone maker outlined the goals of leveraging pressure and financially damaging Qualcomm.
Qualcomm had originally used the documents during his lawsuit with Apple this year. In this case, there was a surprising agreement between Apple and Qualcomm. However, the chipmaker continues to fight against the antitrust laws that Judge Koh imposed last month.
The slides were part of Qualcomm's opening arguments from the Apple trial in which the company set out what the lawyers described as Apple's targeted campaign to attack the Qualcomm patent licensing model. In them, Apple discussed how the patents held by Qualcomm "devalued" and the net royalty from Apple can be reduced to Qualcomm.
The Federal Trade Commission rejected Qualcomm's use of the film and called the film submission "inadmissible", unfair and unfair. "The FTC also argued that it had no formal chance to object to the slides. If she had received such an opportunity, an Apple witness "could have testified to the context and purpose of the document and" the meaning of the quoted language. "
Last month's verdict instructed Qualcomm to renegotiate the existing licensing terms to make the delivery of modem chips completely independent of any patent license agreement. Qualcomm seeks to reverse this decision, hoping to use Apple's slides as evidence. Judge Koh now has to accept the documents, if she thinks this is right.
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