Up until 2016, Apple only used Qualcomm modems in its line of iPhones, deviating from the norm with the iPhone 7.
"Despite an appeal from members of Congress to refrain from "midnight litigation" with novel and untested legal theories that could damage competition in the US, the FTC accelerated the investigation of Qualcomm and directed the filing of the complaint just days before the change of the Administration though only three of five FTC commissioners are in place". The company also refuses to license standard-essential patents to competitors, the FTC said. The KTFC levied similar charges of failing to license standards-essential patents to competitors and forcing customers to agree to unfair terms including "making them provide [the customer's] patents for free".
According to the FTC, Qualcomm uses its position and its portfolio of patents to impose "onerous and anticompetitive supply and licensing terms on cell phone manufacturers", negatively impacting its competitors.
The FTC, which works with the Justice Department to enforce antitrust law, said that Qualcomm used its dominance in supplying baseband processors used in smartphones and tablets to extract elevated royalties for patents in what the complaint dubbed a "no license-no chips" policy.
The deal allegedly included "substantial incentive payments" on the condition that Apple would continue using Qualcomm's baseband processors "exclusively" in all iPhone and iPad models from 2011 and 2012.
FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen voted against the filing that passed in a 2-1 decision.
Qualcomm said it will appeal both cases. "That pleading failure is no accident; it speaks to the dearth of evidence in this case".
Rosenberg is referring to the fact that Donald Trump will be sworn in as the next President of the United States on January 20.
It's a comprehensive and serious set of allegations, and the FTC is looking to secure a court order which would not only prevent Qualcomm from doing any of this in future, but also undo what is has already agreed with phone manufacturers.
Qualcomm General Counsel Don Rosenberg said in a prepared statement that it is an extremely disappointing decision to rush to file a complaint on the eve of FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez's departure and the transition to a new administration. We look forward to defending our business in federal court, where we are confident we will prevail on the merits.
CBS News' Costanza Barone says rescuers managed to reach Hotel Rigopiano on skis, as deep snow had cut off access by road. The central Italian regions of Abruzzo, Marche and Lazio have endured days of heavy snow, making many areas inaccessible.
After all the madness that got revealed during the Nintendo Switch media blitz, more big news is coming out of the Mario camp. However, fans will have to wait until tonight to see what is and what isn't announced for the Nintendo Switch.
Salman filed a petition in California in December to change the name of her son, who is partially named after his father. She said that in the four months they were together he cut her off from her family and regularly beat her.
Republicans, who hold a 52-seat-majority in the Senate, need only 51 votes to confirm Trump's nominees. While Democrats lack the ability to kill a nomination, they can demand floor debate and delay votes.
Add in linebacker Bud Dupree , who has been playing with fire and goal , and that's a scary situation for the Patriots. Quarterback is a position in which a player gets better the more he sees the field clearly and can read defenses.
The separation was heated and violent, with Russell admitting to hitting Elaine, along with her punching and kicking him. The girls' father, Russell Yates, was told of her arrest immediately after it happened and is relieved, Philbin said.
The announcement came during a luncheon in Washington D.C., and Trump's transition team later confirmed the news to NBC. It is also believed that Johnson would need to resign from all the NFL committees he now serves on, NFL.com reported.
It is still subject to approval by shareholders and regulators and, in the event of a break-up, could trigger a $1 billion fee. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Reynolds American from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday.
The brand is apparently only going to provide reporters with a sneak peek at the smartphone and won't reveal it to the public. Leaks suggest the Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature an all-screen front with very slim bezels and no physical home button.
The area around the scene has been closed by the National Park Service, with no flyovers or boats allowed in the area for safety. Males can grow up to 20 feet in length (6 meters) and weigh 1,500 pounds (700 kg), while females grow up to 15 feet (4.5 meters).
Little Nightmares will launch digitally in the Americas on April 28th 2017, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Little Nightmares was originally announced in 2014 when it had the working title of Hunger .
White House press secretary Josh Earnest recently noted a "stark difference" between the Manning and Snowden cases. State Department and military documents in 2010 regarding the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, is coming home.
The tower is attached to a multistory shopping mall featuring a sky-lit atrium and a series of turquoise-colored fountains. Iranian firefighters work to extinguish fire of the Plasco building before it collapsed, January 19, 2017.
Arizona guard Allonzo Trier's suspension is the result of a failed PED test, solving a mystery dating back months. With 13 games remaining, it will be interesting to see if Trier is able to make it back and help the Wildcats.
Senate to reject Republican President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is a longtime EPA critic, known for suing the agency over the President Obama's Clean Power Plan .
After Liz, a woman who came on the show after having previously slept with Nick , was sent home, the attention turned to Corinne . Right now Corinne is dominating the screen time at the expense of the other women because she is the most interesting story.
The Department for Transport (DfT) will carry out tests on the Jeep, as it did after the Volkswagen emissions scandal broke. As the allegations go on, the shares of Fiat Chrysler have been fallen to 12.1 percent on the New York Stock Exchange.
The rocket was carrying Tricom1, a 3-kg satellite developed by the University of Tokyo that measured 10 cm by 10 cm by 35 cm. On Wednesday, JAXA postponed the launch of the mini rocket a few minutes before it was scheduled to lift off.
I suppose someone really ought to block any planned Spice Girls reunion, so it might as well be Posh Spice OBE. The new development follows hints from the 43-year-old that she felt uneasy about the reunion.