(Reuters) — Qualcomm won a partial stay against the enforcement of a sweeping antitrust ruling in a brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), according to a court filing on Friday.

The company on May 21 and has been fighting to have the ruling put on hold while it pursued an appeal.

The San Diego, California-based company argued that letting the ruling stand could , the next generation of wireless data networks.

In the ruling issued Friday, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals put on hold the provisions of the earlier ruling that required Qualcomm to grant patent licenses to rival chip suppliers and end its practice of requiring its chip customers to sign a patent license before purchasing chips.

The earlier ruling would

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