Qualcomm, good and bad: The Tipline for 11 September 2017

11 September 2017

We are Qualcomm-heavy today due to news from last week: the company has hired new in-house counsel specialising in antitrust and intellectual property, but has lost its attempt to shut down Apple's non-US lawsuits against the chipmaker's patent licensing practices. We also chatted with two former Federal Trade Commission chief economists about a much-talked-about study that suggests the antitrust agencies change their merger notification rules to capture small deals for physician groups.