Nokia backs Qualcomm in SEP case with FTC

Nokia backs Qualcomm in SEP case with FTC


Nokia has defended Qualcomm in its standard-essential patent (SEP) dispute with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which has also responded to Nokia’s arguments. District Judge Lucy Koh allowed the FTC to file a response to Nokia’s amicus brief at the US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, on October 12. The competition dispute between Qualcomm and the FTC dates back to January 2017, when the commission accused the company of using unfair licensing tactics to maintain a monopoly in the supply of semiconductor devices. Now, telecommunications company Nokia has filed an amicus brief in Qualcomm’s favour. Nokia warned against “novel and surprising interpretations” of the regulations governing SEPs which may have unintended consequences for SEP owners and the wider industry.

Source: WIPR

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It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

It was this “Whampoa Military Academy” for IP that educated China’s first batch of corporate IP management personnel. Many of these engineers left Foxconn in the years since.