Qualcomm was found guilty of abusing 5G monopoly to grant external licensing to mediatek will be the biggest beneficiary

Qualcomm was found guilty of abusing 5G monopoly to grant external licensing to mediatek will be the biggest beneficiary

tenco 2019-05-25

After apple settled with qualcomm and paid at least $4.5 billion in damages, qualcomm's patent lawsuit with the FTC was dramatically changed. Qualcomm was ruled by judge Lucy Koh that it abused its market monopoly position, needed to renegotiate with customers, and 5G authorization should be opened to the outside world.


Judge Lucy Koh's ruling is a big plus for companies other than qualcomm, so who will benefit the most once the ruling is in place?Apple is unlikely to renegotiate with qualcomm, which only announced a worldwide settlement in April.

Foreign media reported that qualcomm's loss in the patent war will not affect the manufacturers, including chip manufacturers will not change because of the decision, and terminal product manufacturers, such as smartphone manufacturers can renegotiate, pay less patent fees.

It is mediatek that benefits the most, because Lucy Koh also requires qualcomm to license the necessary patent standards to its competitors at a fair and reasonable price, which means that mediatek can obtain qualcomm's crucial 5G technology, which is a great benefit for them.

Of course, the above analysis is still on the paper at present, because judge Lucy Koh's judgment is not the final decision of FTC and qualcomm's lawsuit. After the judgment comes out, there is also an analysis that qualcomm is not fair and there is the possibility of a reversal.

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