Bloomberg Law
April 17, 2019, 2:27 PM

Qualcomm, Apple Deal Leaves FTC Case to Set Antitrust Limits

Victoria Graham
Victoria Graham

Apple Inc.'s and Qualcomm Inc.'s decision to end all litigation between them now raises the stakes in the Federal Trade Commission’s suit against against the chip manufacturer.

A jury trial had started between the two companies April 15 in a federal court in San Diego but will no longer proceed since Apple agreed April 16 to give Qualcomm a one-time payment to settle a two-year dispute over patent royalty rates. Apple didn’t disclose the payment amount.

The next legal battle for Qualcomm is set to unfold in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, which will decide ...

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