Timothy J. Muris

Timothy J. Muris is a foundation professor of law at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission in the George W. Bush administration, and the only person to have led both of the FTC’s enforcement bureaus. He has advised Intel and other companies on FTC, SSO, and other technology issues. The views expressed are solely his own.

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Why the FTC’s Case Against Qualcomm Protects American Consumers

The future of American semiconductor innovation—and the price of future smartphones—may hinge on what is happening in a San Jose courtroom. In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, companies including Apple, Blackberry, Ericsson, Intel, LG, MediaTek, Huawei and Samsung have testified on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission’s application of traditional anti-trust concepts to rein in practices by Qualcomm that harm consumers, competition and innovation.