Friday, November 23, 2007

Broadcom VS Qualcomm, Patent Suite, Broadcom Wins

U.S. District Court Judge James V. Selna upheld an earlier decision finding that Qualcomm Inc. infringed on three Broadcom patents,Broadcom also agreed to accept a $19.6 million award for patent infringement damages against Qualcomm.
The judge cut the original $39.2 million award in half and gave Broadcom the option to seek a new trial or accept the award. Broadcom now will seek to prevent Qualcomm, from making, using, selling, and developing third-generation WCDMA and EV-DO cellular chips that infringe any of the three patents that were in question.
The three patents in dispute were related to video compression, a push-to-talk function similar to a walkie talkie, and technology that enables a handset to simultaneously access data and voice networks.


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