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Qualcomm Disagrees with Decision by Taiwan Fair Trade Commission and Intends to Seek a Stay and Appeal the Decision

SAN DIEGO , Oct.andnbsp;Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced that the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) has reached a decision in the TFTC’s investigation, stating in a press release that certain of the Company’s business practices are in violation of Taiwanese competition law and imposing a fine of approximately $ 23.4 billion Taiwan dollars (approximately $ 773 million US dollars at current exchange rates). Qualcomm disagrees with the decision summarized in the TFTC’s press release and intends to seek to stay any required behavioral measures and appeal the decision to the Taiwanese courts after receiving the TFTC’s formal decision, which is expected in the next several weeks. The fine bears no rational relationship to the amount of Qualcomm’s revenues or activities in Taiwan , and Qualcomm will appeal the amount of the fine and the method used to calculate it. Click here for more.


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Ericsson sues Apple for patent infringement to defend fair licensing system

The patents include standard essential patents related to the 2G and 4G/LTE standards as well as other patents that are critical to features and functionality of Apple devices Click here for more.


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Fair Trial Act gives Pakistan authorities wiretapping powers

The proposed law would enable law enforcement and security agencies to go to court to obtain a warrant that would allow them to listen to, record or intercept electronic communications in anti-terrorist operations. Click here for more.


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