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Two years after Apple Inc. and the Federal Trade Commission brought antitrust suits against Qualcomm Inc., the first case is going to trial. On Friday the FTC marches into U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh’s courtroom, accusing Qualcomm of using monopoly power over cellphone chip supply and its massive patent portfolio to extract inflated royalties on technology essential to connecting mobile devices.