If you have questions about a licensee or the products and/or technologies for which they may be licensed, please contact us. This list is provided by Qualcomm only for convenience purposes. Although the list is regularly updated, this information changes frequently and, as a result, the information below may not be accurate or complete. This is the right time for Qualcomm to get a licensing agreement with Huawei. Qualcomm had already signed a sensational licensing agreement with Apple last year – we reported it. Huawei, which has strong market power in the mobile phone sector, has long resisted Qualcomm`s licensing applications. But then, in May 2020, U.S. President Trump declared a state of national telecommunications emergency and put Huawei on the trick of entity. While this did stop the sale of Qualcomm chips to Huawei, the Wall Street Journals reports that it did not affect the new licensing agreement. Patent rights, Qualcomm licenses, Huawei, FRAND, 5G, licensing agreement, mobile telephony, SEP, SEP, antitrust, terms and conditions, licenses, smartphone manufacturers, chip makers, Huawei and Qualcomm, FTC Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced today that LGE has entered into a new global direct patent licensing agreement with Qualcomm.
As part of the five-year licensee agreement, Qualcomm LGE granted a patent license for the development, manufacture and sale of 3G, 4G and 5G and multimode devices. The agreement complies with Qualcomm`s global licensing conditions. According to Qualcomm, the agreement includes a cross-license that restores rights to certain Huawei patents and covers sales from January 1, 2020. The 5-year contract includes 3G, 4G and 5G and multi-mode devices for Qualcomm, licensing is an important part of qualcomm`s business practice. As a result, its licensing agreements are monitored. As essential patents (MS) that are typical of the mobile telephony sector, licensees can expect fair FRAND licensing conditions. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reviewing qualcomm and its licensing agreements in a cartel and abuse of dominance proceedings and the matter is currently being appealed. The outcome can be eagerly awaited, as the FTC`s lawsuit against Qualcomm is the first major FRAND breach of cartels and abuse of dominance that tests its relevance to cartels and abuse of dominance. The patent dispute between Huawei and Qualcomm has been resolved. Huawei will pay Qualcomm an additional $1.8 billion.
In return, both parties signed a comprehensive long-term patent licensing agreement. Most of the patents involved are essential for modern communication standards, including 5G standards. By April 2018, Qualcomm had already indicated that it was considering its own licensing conditions.