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Appeals Court Rules that Deceptive Conduct in Standard Setting can Violate Antitrust Laws

Sep 07, 2007, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)


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"While many of us have been preoccupied with the OOXML vote, the rest of the world has naturally been continuing to go about its business. One piece of business that took an interesting turn in the last few days is a ruling by a Federal Appellate Court in the United States that breaks new ground in protecting the integrity of the standard setting system. The ruling may also have relevance to the regrettable conduct witnessed in the recent OOXML vote.

"The ruling was handed down by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, in one of the multiple, ongoing suits between Qualcomm Incorporated and Broadcom Corporation, involving the vast and lucrative market for next generation wireless telephones and related services..."

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