Qualcomm Win in Antitrust Suit Restores Lucrative Licensing

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Qualcomm Inc.’s lucrative patent licensing business lives on, after a court rejected a requirement that the company renegotiate billions of dollars worth of agreements with smartphone makers.

The chipmaker won a major victory Tuesday in a federal appeals court, which ruled that a judge was wrong to side with the Federal Trade Commission in 2019 in finding that Qualcomm had violated antitrust law. The appeals court also vacated an order that the company redo licensing accords with smartphone makers like Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Such licenses generated $4.6 billion in revenue for Qualcomm last year.

Qualcomm climbed 2.3% on the news to close at $108.83 in New York trading.

“The court’s ruling is disappointing and we will be considering our options,” FTC Bureau of Competition Director Ian Conner said in a statement.

The case won’t return to the trial judge, but the FTC can ask that it be

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CrimeCenter Launches Professional Standards Software

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“Integrity has always been an important mission for law enforcement, but it matters today more than ever. Specifically, agencies need a way to thoroughly and transparently document, review and investigate use of force incidents that protects the concerns of citizens, officers and the entire agency. The robust workflow included in our professional standards software does just that,” said Randy Gluck, business development manager, CrimeCenter Software.

CrimeCenter professional standards software is one of five other solutions that make up the CrimeCenter platform. From incident reporting to mission support, CrimeCenter modernizes every phase of police operations and investigations. Certified agencies can sign up for the platform at three different levels, with straightforward pricing and no hardware or implementation costs:

  • Free: Include the community in the public safety conversation with a Citizen Interaction website.
  • Basic: Allow field support users to intake investigation and reporting information.
  • Advanced: Upgrade for full oversight of
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