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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has sought permission to file an amicus brief in a pharmaceutical patent case, urging a district court to reject the argument that patent infringement suits…

June 26, 2018
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In December 2017, Apple announced its intention to purchase UK-based app maker Shazam for $400 million. Shazam is best known for developing one of the most popular music recognition apps, which uses…

April 27, 2018
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At a February 14, 2018, confirmation hearing on President Trump’s nominees to the Federal Trade Commission before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Senators asked the…

February 20, 2018
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Last week, we wrote that Apple found itself in hot water when a federal magistrate imposed a $300,000 sanction against the company for failing to meet a Rule 45 (third-party subpoena) document…

February 12, 2018
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The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) case against Qualcomm Inc. — alleging Qualcomm unlawfully maintained a monopoly in baseband processors — is in the midst of a contentious discovery period that…

February 9, 2018
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Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has again been fined by the Italian antitrust and consumer protection authority (AGCM) for failing to comply with an earlier AGCM order finding WhatsApp’s…

January 26, 2018
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In the few short weeks since his Senate confirmation in late September, new DOJ Antitrust Division boss Makan Delrahim has wasted no time staking out the Division’s position regarding certain key…

November 30, 2017
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Qualcomm scored a victory in one of the many battles in its war with Apple and others surrounding licensing practices for baseband processors. In July, Apple — which is suing Qualcomm for allegedly…

November 21, 2017
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On September 6, 2017, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) reversed a 2014 General Court decision upholding the European Commission’s €1.06 billion judgment against chip maker Intel. But the ECJ…

September 7, 2017
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A series of motions in the ongoing battle between tech blue chips Qualcomm and Apple about whether the Southern District of California (or any federal court) has jurisdiction to hear additional…

August 30, 2017
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A recent suit by mobile phone chips giant Qualcomm shows the debilitating business effects that can follow from a government antitrust investigation. The Federal Trade Commission filed suit in…

July 20, 2017
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Welcome to the High-Tech Law and Litigation Blog, which offers updates and insights about important cases and other legal developments affecting the all-important technology sector of the economy. We…

July 11, 2017