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Qualcomm hit by huge Taiwan fine, sues Apple in China

Qualcomm continues to be embroiled in a host of legal battles, and in the past week its lawyers will have been looking east. It has extended its litigation against Apple to China, as Taiwanese regulators have fined it about $774m for anti-competitive behaviour. Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) said in its statement last week that Qualcomm’s business model harms competition and violates the country’s Fair Trade Act. This is the largest fine ever imposed by the TFTC. Qualcomm said in a statement: “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.” The judgement follows fines from regulators…

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