Qualcomm’s spat with the Federal Trade Commission was back in the spotlight this week as a judge in the Northern District of California dismissed the chipmaker’s motion to have the case dismissed. In a 50-page order Judge Koh laid out the grounds of the case in which the commission alleges that the company has abused its dominant position in the mobile chip market through actions like insisting that its customers also take a licence to its patent portfolio — the so-called “no licence-no chips” policy.

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