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Qualcomm cites national security risk in bid to settle FTC case

The company said that U.S. national security could be compromised by a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) case challenging the patent-royalty fees Qualcomm charges for smartphones. Some federal officials from defence and energy departments have held meetings to encourage FTC commissioners to settle the lawsuit. Those officials are supporting the company’s claims that financial losses from their defeat in the case would harm the chip-maker and hinder its ability to compete with China’s Huawei. (Wall Street Journal)

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