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Qualcomm Ends Its Fight With Apple, but an Antitrust Threat Still Looms

Apr 17, 2019 | 22:59 GMT
Qualcomm and Apple recently announced a worldwide legal settlement -- effectively ending the various royalty and patent disputes between the two U.S. tech giants.

Qualcomm and Apple announced a worldwide legal settlement on April 16 -- freeing Apple to develop 5G-capable smartphones. However, Qualcomm still faces other sizable legal challenges from global regulators for using its chip patents to charge excessive royalties, including an antitrust lawsuit from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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Apple and Qualcomm might have settled their score, but a pending lawsuit from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission could still threaten U.S. dominance in the tech sector. ...

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