In Legal Fight With Arm, Qualcomm Just Has A Microchip On Its Shoulder

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Summary

  • The NASDAQ is hemorrhaging, down one-third of its value in a year.
  • America’s patent protection system has been what propels inventors and investors to take risks, and mucking it up won’t help tech stocks rebound.
  • Qualcomm Incorporated and Arm, the British chipmaker owned by SoftBank, are in legal conflict for breach of contract and trademark infringement.
  • The smart money will be on Arm, which seems to be just protecting its IP.

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It looks like QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) is racking up another strike for its anticompetitive behavior. In 2019, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh wrote that Qualcomm coerced unreasonably high royalties to “strangle competition,” and it appears that very little

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Jared Whitley is a long-time Washington politico, having worked in the US Senate, the White House, and the defense industry. He writes with a specific eye on how actions in Washington will affect Wall Street and the broader economy. A world-traveler, Jared attended both the Free University of Berlin and Hult International Business School in Dubai, where he earned his MBA.

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