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Qualcomm Wins Bid to Topple $1 Billion EU Antitrust Fine

  • EU court annuls European Commission’s 2018 fine entirely
  • Ruling, citing ‘procedural irregularities,’ can be appealed
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Qualcomm Inc. won its bid to topple a 997 million-euro ($1 billion) European Union antitrust fine for allegedly pressuring Apple Inc. to only buy its 4G chips, after judges said regulators made a series of blunders in their case.

The EU General Court overturned the penalty, saying “a number of procedural irregularities” in the European Commission’s decision “affected Qualcomm’s rights of defense and invalidate” its analysis of the firm’s conduct.