Qualcomm Is Fined $773 Million by Taiwan Over Patent Practices

Chip maker’s latest setback comes as it defends its patent-licensing business against several regulatory, legal challenges

Qualcomm Inc. was fined about $773 million by the Taiwanese government, the latest setback as the chip maker defends its patent-licensing business against an international wave of regulatory and legal challenges.

In a filing Wednesday, the Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission ruled that Qualcomm violated the country’s laws by licensing its patents unfairly. Qualcomm, in a statement, said it plans to appeal.

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