SAN DIEGO -- October 31, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the promotion of Ben Miller to senior vice president and chief patent strategist for Qualcomm. Miller has helped create and shape Qualcomm's intellectual property policy and patent portfolio for more than a decade. In this new position, Miller will expand his leadership role to continue upholding Qualcomm's patents worldwide.
"Ben Miller has been instrumental in his contributions to Qualcomm's intellectual property portfolio and in shaping the Company's intellectual property policy," said Louis Lupin, senior vice president and general counsel for Qualcomm. "We look forward to his continued efforts in his expanded role as senior vice president and chief patent strategist."
Miller was one of Qualcomm's first outside patent lawyers and then joined Qualcomm as its first Patent Counsel in early 1990. Miller holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Dayton and a law degree from the University of San Diego.
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 CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) applications platform; Eudora® e-mail software; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar™ system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress®. Qualcomm owns patents that 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 100 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 2001 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.