US Antitrust Regulator Loses Bid to Revive Qualcomm Case

In a brief order, the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not rehear arguments over whether Qualcomm had engaged in anticompetitive patent-licensing practices to keep a monopoly on the market for modem chips that connect smart phones to wireless data networks. On August 11, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit said … Read more US Antitrust Regulator Loses Bid to Revive Qualcomm Case

Google Said to Face Antitrust Probe in China Over Android Dominance

China is preparing to launch an antitrust probe into Alphabet’s Google, looking into allegations it has leveraged the dominance of its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition, two people familiar with the matter said. The case was proposed by telecommunications equipment giant Huawei last year and has been submitted by the country’s top market regulator … Read more Google Said to Face Antitrust Probe in China Over Android Dominance

Google Said to Face Antitrust Probe in China Over Android Dominance

China is preparing to launch an antitrust probe into Alphabet’s Google, looking into allegations it has leveraged the dominance of its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition, two people familiar with the matter said. The case was proposed by telecommunications equipment giant Huawei last year and has been submitted by the country’s top market regulator … Read more Google Said to Face Antitrust Probe in China Over Android Dominance

Google to Enforce Play Store Tax on the 3 Percent of Apps Not Paying

Alphabet’s Google on Monday sought to rebut criticism that it selectively enforces its 30 percent mobile app store tax, demanding that the over 3 percent apps selling digital items without complying follow the rules within a year. The change follows lawsuits by Fortnite video game maker Epic Games last month accusing Google and Apple of anticompetitive conduct. … Read more Google to Enforce Play Store Tax on the 3 Percent of Apps Not Paying

US Appeals Court Reverses Antitrust Ruling Against Qualcomm

A US appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling against chip supplier Qualcomm in an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission. The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals also vacated an injunction that would have required Qualcomm to change its intellectual property licensing practices. The decision was a major vindication for … Read more US Appeals Court Reverses Antitrust Ruling Against Qualcomm

US and States’ Google Antitrust Probe Said to Near Finish Line

The US Justice Department is seeking the final documents to complete an antitrust investigation of Alphabet’s Google, said three sources familiar with the probe, which is expected to end with a lawsuit this summer. State attorneys general have separate probes into Google, and the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has ongoing investigations into Google, … Read more US and States’ Google Antitrust Probe Said to Near Finish Line

Google Facing Onslaught of Antitrust Cases in US: Report

Federal and state regulators in the US are preparing to file antitrust lawsuits alleging Google has abused its dominance of online search and advertising to stifle competition and and boost its profits, according to a report published Friday. The Wall Street Journal cited unidentified people familiar with the probes in a story about the upcoming … Read more Google Facing Onslaught of Antitrust Cases in US: Report