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CDT Joins ACT, Others in Letter Urging FTC to Support Competition in FTC v. Qualcomm

Dear Chairman Simons and Commissioners Phillips, Chopra, Slaughter, and Wilson:

The undersigned stakeholders write to urge the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to continue to support innovation and competitiveness by seeking an en banc rehearing of the Ninth Circuit panel’s August 11, 2020 decision in FTC v. Qualcomm, which undermines longstanding U.S. law and policy and wrongly applies competition law. If it becomes precedent, this decision would endanger domestic competitiveness, as well as weaken the ability of the FTC to protect consumers through future enforcement actions.

Read the full letter, and see the signatories here.