Samsung asks court to mask information of Qualcomm settlement

Samsung asks court to mask details of Qualcomm settlement

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Samsung submitted an emergency situation movement on Wednesday asking a federal court to edit information of its settlement with chipmaker Qualcomm that were “inadvertently” revealed late Tuesday.

The “highly sensitive and confidential” information had actually formerly been under seal however were divulged as part of judgment that discovered Qualcomm unlawfully injured rivals in the cordless chip market, Samsung stated in its movement (see listed below).

Samsung stated the general public disclosure of its $100 million settlement in 2015 with Qualcomm would “irreparably harm” its “business advantage,” perhaps enabling rivals to utilize the info to work out comparable or much better settlement terms with Qualcomm.

Samsung stated it’s evaluating Tuesday’s judgment by United States District Court Judge Lucy Koh, which runs more than 230 pages, to figure out whether other formerly sealed secret information from the settlement had actually been accidentally divulged and required resealing.

The information were consisted of in a long-awaited judgment released late Tuesday that discovered Qualcomm utilized its dominant position to require unneeded licensing costs on handset makers like Apple. Koh stated Qualcomm’s licensing practices “strangled competition” in the modem chip markets for many years, hurting competitors and customers while doing so.

Koh’s judgment needs Qualcomm to alter its service practices and renegotiate the license contracts it has with consumers.

Samsung didn’t right away react to an ask for remark.

Samsung movement in FTC-Qualcomm claim by jonathan_skillings on Scribd


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