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Third Circuit Revives Broadcom’s Antitrust Claims Against Qualcomm

PHILADELPHIA (CN) - The Third Circuit revived most of Broadcom's antitrust lawsuit accusing Qualcomm of shutting out competition with its patents for chips that run cell phones.

Irvine-based Broadcom claimed that Qualcomm, the world's second-large cell phone chip maker, refused to license its patents to competitors on reasonable terms. Qualcomm allegedly demanded higher royalties from competitors and customers using chips not made by Qualcomm. The court found that Broadcom has standing to claim monopolization and attempted monopolization under the Sherman Act, but lacks standing to claim illegal monopoly maintenance in a market in which it does not compete. It failed to claim an antitrust injury sufficient to state a claim under the Clayton Act, the court ruled. See ruling in Broadcom Corp. v. Qualcomm Inc.

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