The connected-car prices could go up, if I wins the antitrust case, the auto-makers

(Ap) – the price of The car is equipped with an ultra-fast 5G wireless technology that is likely to go up as a chip supplier Qualcomm Inc’s (QCOM.D), a patent licensing practices do not change, a trade group representing major car manufacturers and two leading automotive industry suppliers, said in court filings on Friday.

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We have been on the lookout for a great anti-trust decision, in which the re-negotiation of the license agreements, at very reasonable prices. On appeal, the case brought by the Federal Trade Commission, are expected to begin in January, but the I ‘ s opponents in his weight early to say that the anti-trust decision and should not be allowed to stand.

Trade groups and the U.S. units of BMW, (BMWG.DE), Ford Motor Co (F. N), General Motors Co. (GM.(N) and Toyota Motor Co (7203.T)), of, among others, made several claims about the negative effects that We have licences to practice in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The filing, a unit of German supplier Continental AG, which CONG.DE and the japanese Denso Corp (6902.(T), both from the makers of “infotainment”, and the location-tracking-in-car-technology.

Qualcomm declined to comment.

I have been denied the FTC’s anti-trust allegations, and the court agreed to pause after a number of government officials as requested.

Continental said it is to work with the Qualcomm chip rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.ME), and MediaTek Inc. (2454.SECOND, because the licensing practices have created too much of a legal risk. Continental, and Denso said: “We and the other patent holders were to refuse to license their technology to chipmakers, which pay only a few euros per chip, and looking at it, instead of logging licences, with only the car manufacturers with vehicles that cost tens of thousands of dollars, and will be less motivated to fight for every dollar,” in license fees.

“The resulting inefficiency is ultimately borne by the consumer in the form of higher prices,” the automotive suppliers mentioned in their complaint.

The trade groups, car manufacturers, claiming in a court filing, that We should have direct negotiations with suppliers, in order to avoid “useless, expensive, and inefficient way to license negotiations” with the manufacturers themselves.

“The vendors will take that into account with the chips in their products are likely to be ready to discuss it with Qualcomm,” the groups wrote.

The rival chipmakers are also measured at Qualcomm on Friday, Intel Corporation. (INTC.(O) said it sold its smartphone modem chip business to Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O in a multi-billion-dollar loss,” after We have been forced out of the market with what it described as the illegal licensing practices.

Report by Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Richard Chang in New York, New York, Peter Henderson in San Francisco and Tom Brown

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