Original title: Qualcomm Gets U.S. Support to Pause FTC Antitrust Ruling
NetEase Technology News, July 17th news, according to foreign media reports, a document submitted on Tuesday at local time showed that many US government departments requested the court to suspend an order requiring Qualcomm to change its patent authorization method, saying this move Threats to competition, innovation and national security.
It is reported that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) v. Qualcomm Monopoly case won the victory, California San Jose District judge Lucy Koh (Rey Koh) made a ruling and refused to suspend execution during Qualcomm appeal.
The US Department of Justice said that Qualcomm may win an appeal because the judge ignored the established anti-monopoly principles and imposed excessively extensive remedies. Qualcomm declined to comment on the above.
Gao Lanhui’s ruling was previously attacked by FTC Commissioner Christine · Christine Wilson. Wilson wrote that this is both a bad law and a bad policy. Trump government antitrust commissioner Makan · Makan Delrahim also said last month that abuse of antitrust laws could hurt competition and innovation.
The US Department of Justice said that Qualcomm provides key technical support to government agencies involved in national security and has a confidentiality contract with the US Department of Defense. The US Department of Defense and the Department of Energy also support the suspension of enforcement of the ruling.
The US Department of Justice said in relevant documents, “Qualcomm’s leading position in 5G innovation and standards development is declining, & lsquo; even in the short term, it may allow other companies to expand their influence, & lsquo; significantly affect the United States Security & rsquo;. ”
In May of this year, the Trump administration told Gao Lanhui that if she believes that Qualcomm's mobile phone chip licensing model violates antitrust laws, radical remedies may undermine innovation and undermine the company's core in 5G mobile network commercialization. effect.
The documents submitted on Tuesday also include statements from US Department of Defense and Department of Energy officials.
The US Department of Defense said that Qualcomm is a key-tasking telecommunications product provider, including cyber security projects, saying that Qualcomm has a “trustworthy supply chain relationship” and pointed out that Qualcomm has a leading position in developing 5G networks.
Allen ·, deputy director of procurement and maintenance at the US Department of Defense, wrote: Ellen Lord wrote: “A faltering Qualcomm is not capable of making major investments in research and development, which is a huge network of the Ministry of Defense, advanced The telecommunications system and the ability to ultimately control the battlefield space pose a serious threat. ”
Similarly, the US Department of Energy also pointed out that Qualcomm plays a key role in the telecommunications field of the agency's projects, including the National Nuclear Security Administration's projects.
Max Everett, chief information officer of the US Department of Energy, pointed out that “the department believes that excessive financial pressure from any remedy may damage Qualcomm's position in the growing 5G market. ”
Qualcomm also received support from Ericsson AB and former Chief Justice of the US Court of Appeals for the Court, Paul · and Paul Michel. (Chen Chen)