WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Commerce Fee mentioned on Monday it might not ask the U.S. Supreme Court docket to overview its appeals courtroom loss towards Qualcomm (NASDAQ:) Inc, which the company had accused of breaking antitrust regulation in promoting chips for smartphones.
In October, the U.S. ninth Circuit Court docket of Appeals mentioned it might not rehear arguments over whether or not the San Diego, California-based firm had engaged in anticompetitive patent-licensing practices to maintain a monopoly in the marketplace for modem chips that join good telephones to wi-fi information networks. A 3-judge panel on that courtroom had dominated in August that the FTC did not show its case.
In an announcement, Performing FTC Chairwoman Rebecca Slaughter famous “important headwinds going through the Fee on this matter” in deciding to not petition the Supreme Court docket.
“I proceed to consider that the district courtroom’s conclusion that Qualcomm violated the antitrust legal guidelines was solely appropriate and that the courtroom of appeals erred in concluding in any other case,” she added.
Talking for Qualcomm, Normal Counsel Don Rosenberg mentioned: “We’re happy that the case is over and the Ninth Circuit Court docket of Enchantment’s unanimous determination stands.”
“Now, greater than ever, we should protect the elemental incentives to innovate and compete,” he added.
(This story corrects after firm clarifies identify of courtroom in penultimate paragraph is Ninth Circuit not Ninth District)
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