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Judge insists Intel can have Standards Essential Qualcomm Patents

Qualcomm is being forced by a US district court judge, to settle FRAND terms with Intel for technologies that are contained in 4G and 5G standards. The Judge in question was none other than Judge Lucy Koh, who has been involved in some critical technology court rulings, including awarding $1 billion to Apple from Samsung, for design patent infringements. The key thing here is that this simply sets a principle, that Qualcomm has to license other wireless modem companies like Intel on precisely the same terms as everyone else or it is trying to maintain a monopoly. But Qualcomm’s terms are pretty universal, that everyone has to sign an across the board license for ALL of its patents, of have…

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