Thursday, January 25, 2007

Broadcom Wins Second Patent Case Against Qualcomm

A federal jury in San Diego ruled that Broadcom did not infringe two patents for digital video compression owned by QUALCOMM.

"This is a victory not just for Broadcom but for the entire digital video community, against an attempt by Qualcomm once again to tax an important new technology -- in this instance based upon the claims of a single patent. The trial not only showed that Qualcomm was wrong about Broadcom's alleged infringement, but also cast a bright light on Qualcomm's penchant for abusing the rules and procedures of industry standards-making bodies," said David A. Dull, Broadcom's Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

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