Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that it has filed a complaint in the United States District Court in San Diego seeking a judicial determination that Qualcomm does not infringe three patents held by U.S. Philips Corporation. Qualcomm's complaint states that a dispute has arisen from Philips' contention that the three patents cover certain features of Qualcomm products compatible with the Telecommunication Industry Association's IS-95-A standard. Qualcomm denies that its products infringe any of the three patents and further asserts that the patents are invalid.
As Philips recently disclosed to the wireless trade media, the two companies are in discussions regarding the licensing of Qualcomm's CDMA patents. These discussions have not yet culminated in an agreement.
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.
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