Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, today announced that Administrative Law Judge Paul J. Luckern made an initial determination (ID) that Nokia's GSM/GPRS/EDGE-only handsets (i.e., GSM/GPRS/EDGE handsets that do not also implement WCDMA) do not infringe three Qualcomm patents. A complaint was filed by Qualcomm against Nokia with the International Trade Commission (ITC) in June 2006.
Qualcomm contends that Nokia imports cellular handsets into the United States that infringe these particular Qualcomm patents covering certain power control technologies and is seeking an exclusion order barring the importation of infringing Nokia handsets that use that technology. Under applicable ITC rules, Qualcomm intends to petition the Commission for review of the ID. A final ruling by the ITC is scheduled to be issued by April 14, 2008. The action does not address Nokia's WCDMA or “3G” products and the ID therefore has no bearing on such products.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2007 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 30, 2007, and most recent Form 10-Q.