The F.T.C. staff could ask a full panel of circuit judges to review the ruling or, failing that, try to persuade the trade commission to appeal to the Supreme Court, said Florian Mueller, a legal consultant and blogger who has closely tracked the case. But neither route is likely to succeed, he said.
Ian Conner, director of the F.T.C.’s bureau of competition, said, “The court’s ruling is disappointing, and we will be considering our options.”
Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm’s general counsel, said the ruling “validates our business model and patent licensing program and underscores the tremendous contributions that Qualcomm has made to the industry.”
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/11/technology/qualcomm-antitrust-appeal-ruling.html