Feelin’ hot hot hot: The Tipline for 18 July 2019

18 July 2019

Things are heating up in the nation’s capital. While the heat index in Washington, DC, touched 106 degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees Celsius) yesterday, the back-and-forth between the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission in the latter’s Qualcomm litigation is seeing some new sparks fly. The DOJ’s antitrust division filed a statement of interest earlier this week encouraging an appellate court to reverse a decision in the commission’s favour. Forecasts suggest temperatures will continue to rise this week. As for the licensing quarrel between the two US antitrust enforcers, a spokeswoman for the FTC said the agency had no immediate response to the DOJ's statement, but "stay tuned".