back to article Setback for Qualcomm: It has to license modem tech to competitors

A US district judge has made a preliminary ruling that Qualcomm is obliged to license its technologies to its rivals. Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court for the Northern District of California published her judgement yesterday as part of an ongoing lawsuit brought in 2017 by the Federal Trade Commission. Judge Koh's …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    FRAND definition

    The commission argued that Qualcomm had voluntarily committed to the FRAND (free and non-discriminatory) licensing requirements

    I would hope that the commission knows that FRAND actually stands for Fair, Reasonable, And Non-Discriminatory - there's nothing free about it!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: FRAND definition

      Pretty sure that error was El Reg's, not the commission's.

  2. MiguelC Silver badge

    Those living in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

    It's what Judge Koh's last statement boils down to.

    Ain't that true.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Those living in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

      Ain't that true.

      Indeed. And for all the madness we see from the US legal system, it is good to see that they do have some very, very good judges. I've not been following Ms Koh's activities closely, but any time I see her name associated with a judgement it seems to be the sorts of thing that gets judges a good name.

  3. _LC_ Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Dhu, major setback!

    They now have to abide to laws. *weeeeeep*

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