In Venture Beat, Jeremy Horwitz reports Apple and Qualcomm offer billion-dollar sob stories at FTC antitrust trial.
The article gives more details on the negotiations leading to the FTC trial than what is described in Wired - The FTC Thinks You Pay Too Much For Smartphones. Here’s Why. For example, the article mentions initially Apple was willing to pay $7.50/phone in 2011 and meet other conditions including advocate against a budding wireless standard WiMax. Then Qualcomm decided to leverage the need for the CDMA chips used by Verizon on the sale of other chips and increase the patent license from $7.50/phone to $8-10/phone plus retain exclusivity. It looks like the "straw that broke the camel's back" as Apple had further developed Intel as a second source for the chips.
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