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Second, the patent agreements that MediaTek and Qualcomm entered into roughly four years ago have not been abolished, repealed, or terminated.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.
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。
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。