SAN DIEGO -- October 3, 2000 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced the promotion of Louis Lupin to general counsel. Mr. Lupin assumes responsibility for overseeing all legal aspects of intellectual property licensing, investment and commercial transactions, employment law, litigation and dispute resolution. The position was previously held by Steve Altman, executive vice president, who assumes increased management responsibilities as part of Qualcomm's office of the chairman executive team.
"Lou's contributions have resulted in the negotiation of Qualcomm's CDMA technology license agreements and successful resolution of intellectual property litigation," said Steve Altman, executive vice president of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm Technology Alliances. "His astute judgement on legal matters and intellectual property expertise will continue to be paramount to the Company's business."
Mr. Lupin joined Qualcomm in 1995 as senior legal counsel and was later promoted to vice president, proprietary rights counsel and eventually to senior vice president. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mr. Lupin was a partner with Cooley, Godward, Castro, Huddleson and Tatum where he focused on intellectual property litigation in the telecommunications, software and biotechnology industries. Mr. Lupin represented Qualcomm in its 1994 patent infringement litigation with InterDigital Technology Corporation and joined the Company following the successful conclusion of that case.
Mr. Lupin holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee for the Board of Visitors at Stanford Law School.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's business areas include integrated CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; Eudora® email software for Windows® and Macintosh® computing platforms; satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar™ system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress™. Qualcomm owns patents which are essential to all of the CDMA wireless telecommunications standards that have been adopted or proposed for adoption by standards-setting bodies worldwide. Qualcomm has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 80 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 2000 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the Company's ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of CDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA is deployed, 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 26, 1999, and most recent Form 10-Q.