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Qualcomm Gets U.S. Support to Pause FTC Antitrust Ruling

  • Trump administration is at odds with Federal Trade Commission
  • Justice Department says case threatens innovation, security
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The Trump administration urged a federal appeals court to put on hold an order that would force Qualcomm Inc. to change how it licenses its patents, saying the case “threatens competition, innovation, and national security.”

The filing Tuesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco puts the administration on the opposite side of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, an independent government agency that filed the antitrust lawsuit against the chipmaker.