The United States District Court, Southern District of California has granted Motorola's application for a temporary restraining order insofar as its application rests on design patent infringement claims against Qualcomm. This order is in effect through April 23rd.
"This restraining order does not involve any of Qualcomm's CDMA Technology patents. It temporarily affects our newly developed "Q" phone only and we are confident that the court, once it has benefit of facts not available to it when this temporary restraining order was granted, will agree our "Q" phone does not infringe on anyone's design patents.
"Qualcomm's CDMA technology has revolutionized wireless communications and our 'Q' phone design is one of our many products that delivers this technology to the customer in a user friendly way. Qualcomm will continue to ship increasing volumes of its other state-of-the-art products as we develop additional breakthrough technology, such as our Dual Mode PCS/CDMA/Cellular telephone," said Dr. Irwin Jacobs.
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include the Eudora Pro™ electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including timely product development, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 24, 1996 and most recent Form 10-Qs.
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