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The Application of China's Anti-Monopoly Law to Essential Patent Licensing: The NDRC/QUALCOMM Action

3/31/15

This article discusses last month’s widely anticipated conclusion of the investigation by China’s National Development and Reform Commission of Qualcomm, Inc.’s licensing practices, the Chinese antitrust authority announced its intention to wade into the worldwide battles between holders of standard-essential patents and those companies that implement those standards in their devices, such as smartphones or tablets.

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