Joint public statement by MediaTek and Qualcomm

MediaTek and Qualcomm provide the following statement regarding their relationship and agreements between them.

First, neither MediaTek nor Qualcomm has lodged any complaint against the other – formally, informally, or otherwise – to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), or any other government agency in any country.

Second, the patent agreements that MediaTek and Qualcomm entered into roughly four years ago have not been abolished, repealed, or terminated. However, MediaTek and Qualcomm have recently agreed to amend those agreements in certain ways, as well as to suspend certain portions of those agreements.

Under those amendments, the contractual provisions relating to MediaTek reporting information to Qualcomm regarding MediaTek’s sales of CDMA and WCDMA chipsets have been amended. The particular amendments to MediaTek’s reporting obligations are confidential.

The original agreements between MediaTek and Qualcomm were not, and the amended agreements are not, “license” (or “licensing”) agreements. MediaTek does not have a license to any of Qualcomm’s patents, and Qualcomm does not have a license to any of MediaTek’s patents.

The amended agreements do not prohibit either Qualcomm or MediaTek from selling chipsets to any customer. Under the amended agreements, neither Qualcomm nor MediaTek receives any patent rights of each other that can be conveyed to another party.

Finally, the patent agreements between MediaTek and Qualcomm (including the recent amendments) are not intended to change any obligation (including any reporting or royalty obligations) any customer may have under any agreement with Qualcomm or MediaTek. Compared to customers of other chipset suppliers, MediaTek customers are under no different obligations with respect to any license agreements they may have with Qualcomm or with respect to the need to license any Qualcomm patents that they may use in their products. Likewise, compared to customers of other chipset suppliers, Qualcomm customers are under no different obligations with respect to any license agreements they may have with MediaTek or with respect to the need to license any MediaTek patents that they may use in their products. By this statement, neither MediaTek nor Qualcomm advises any other party as to its own legal rights or obligations, as to which such party should obtain its own legal counsel.

The terms of the amended agreements are confidential and will not be discussed further by either company.

The English version is the official version and in the event of any inconsistencies or discrepancies between the English version and either Chinese version, please refer to the English version.


联发科技与美国高通公司联合公开声明 联发科技与美国高通公司就双方之间的关系及协议做出以下声明:

首先,联发科技和美国高通公司均未曾以正式、非正式或其它方式于美国联邦贸易委员会(U.S. Federal Trade Commission, FTC)、美国国际贸易委员会(U.S. International Trade Commission, ITC)或其它任何国家的政府机构,向对方提出控诉。

其次,联发科技和美国高通公司约四年前签订的专利协议并未被废除、撤销或终止,但联发科技和美国高通公司双方于近日同意针对前述专利协议从某些方面进行修订,并中止该专利协议中部分条款的适用。
根据修订内容,有关联发科技向美国高通公司报告其CDMA和WCDMA芯片组销售信息的协议条款已经修改。有关联发科技报告义务的具体修订内容属保密信息。

联发科技和美国高通公司的原专利协议并非专利授权(license 或licensing)协议,其修订协议亦然。联发科技并未获得美国高通公司的任何专利授权,而美国高通公司亦未获得联发科技的任何专利授权。
该修订协议并不禁止美国高通公司或联发科技向任何客户销售芯片组。根据该修订协议,美国高通公司或联发科技均未自对方取得任何可以转让给第三方的专利相关权利。


聯發科技與美國高通公司共同公開聲明

首先,不論聯發科技或美國高通公司均未曾於美國聯邦貿易委員會(U.S. Federal Trade Commission, FTC), 美國國際貿易委員會(U.S. International Trade Commission, ITC)或其他任何國家之政府機構,向對方提出正式、非正式或其他之控訴。

依據修正內容,有關聯發科技向美國高通公司報告其CDMA與WCDMA晶片組銷售資訊之契約條款已經修改。有關聯發科技報告義務之具體修改內容係屬機密。

聯發科技與美國高通公司之原專利協議並非專利授權(license 或licensing)契約,其增補協議亦然。聯發科技並未取得美國高通公司之任何專利授權,而美國高通公司亦未取得聯發科技之任何專利授權。