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EU Commission charges Qualcomm with antitrust violations

Last month, it was reported that Google had issued a 130-page response to European Union antitrust regulators’ claims that the company had engaged in monopolistic practices and that it could face a fine as high as $6.6 billion. Now it…

Qualcomm could face antitrust investigation in the EU

The world's top mobile chipmaker, Qualcomm, looks as though it will be facing a European antitrust investigation, according to reports. The investigation is based on a complaint from a Nvidia subsidiary from 2010 which accused Qualcom of anticompetitive behavior. While…

European Commission probes Motorola Mobility over patent abuse

Responding to complaints by Apple and Microsoft, the European Commission, Europe's competition regulator has launched two antitrust investigations into Motorola Mobility to assess whether the firm abused its standard-essential patents with unfair licensing conditions and litigation against rivals.

FTC subpoenas Apple and others as part of Google antitrust probe

The U.S. antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission into Google’s dominant position in the internet search market has subpoenaed Cupertino-based Apple in a bid to find out more information regarding the search deal between the two companies, according to Bloomberg. …

Italy fines Apple $1.2 million for misleading warranty policy

Italy's Antitrust Authority has fined Apple €900,000 (some $1.2 million) today for misleading consumers. The country launched an investigation following complaints of "unfair commercial practices" related to product warranties. Apple sells its products with a standard one-year warranty...