The Qualcomm Decision: Protectionism? And for Whom?
4 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2015
Date Written: August 20, 2015
This essay reviews the Qualcomm decision made by the NDRC in 2015, a case about abusing standard essential patents. It observes that this decision essentially assessed conduct of abusing dominant positions under the framework of per se illegal. As a result, it, though possibly aiming to protect domestic smartphone producers, may quickly fail its purpose.
Keywords: Qualcomm, Standard Essential Patent, Per Se Illegal, Rule of Reason
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