A federal appeals court has stayed the injunction U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California issued forcing Qualcomm to provide licenses to rival chip suppliers on FRAND terms and renegotiate licenses with smartphone makers without threatening to disrupt their supply of modem chips.

Qualcomm’s legal team—an all-star team of lawyers at Goldstein & Russell; Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Keker, Van Nest & Peters; and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius—had argued that Koh’s order would cause “the nation’s leading innovator of cellular technology to fundamentally change the way it has done business for decades—a period in which the industry has flourished, competition has increased, prices have declined, and innovation has accelerated.”

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