Thursday, February 22, 2007

QUALCOMM and Broadcom Settle Some Patent Claims

QUALCOMM and Broadcom agreed to settle claims and counterclaims associated with two patents belonging to Broadcom and two patents belonging to QUALCOMM. The agreement results in the dismissal of a court case involving Broadcom's claims for infringement of the two now-dismissed Broadcom patents and eliminates the need for a trial that had been scheduled to begin on March 5, 2007. The agreement also includes the dismissal of infringement claims under two of QUALCOMM's patents, also pending in federal court in San Diego.

The remaining patent infringement claims between the parties in federal courts in San Diego and Orange County, Calif. are unaffected by the agreement.

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