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Antitrust in the 21st Century: The Ninth Circuit’s Decision in FTC v. Qualcomm

Antitrust in the 21st Century: The Ninth Circuit’s Decision in FTC v. Qualcomm

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Join the Hudson Institute for a discussion on the recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in FTC v. Qualcomm, which some have described as one of the most important antitrust cases of the twenty-first century. The discussion will be hosted by Hudson Institute Senior Fellow, Urška Petrovcic and feature leading legal experts and industry leaders.

In a unanimous decision by a three-judge panel, the Ninth Circuit reversed the district court’s ruling that Qualcomm violated antitrust law. The FTC has recently filed a petition for review of the panel decision by the entire Ninth Circuit en banc. This event will explore the substantive and procedural issues in the case.

Was the Ninth Circuit right in rejecting the district court’s conclusion that Qualcomm’s licensing practices were anticompetitive? Is the FTC’s petition for an en banc review likely to succeed? What are the guiding principles that the Ninth Circuit’s decision sets for the interplay between antitrust and intellectual property rights? Our speakers will address these and other questions.


Judge Paul R. Michel

Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Ret.)

Prof. Richard A. Epstein

Professor of Law, New York University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Professor Emeritus and Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago

Dina Kallay

Head of Competition (IPR, Americas, and Asia-Pacific), Ericsson

Urška Petrovčič

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

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