Court Rules Broadcom Cannot Attack Qualcomm’s Customers in AbsentiaSAN DIEGO
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, today announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a finding by the International Trade Commission (ITC) that Qualcomm induced infringement of a Broadcom patent related to a battery-saving feature. In an opinion issued today, the Court also held that the ITC lacks the statutory authority to ban products made by downstream users of Qualcomm's chips who were not named in Broadcom's complaint. The Court noted that Broadcom knew the identities of all of Qualcomm's customers, but chose not to name them in the action.
“Qualcomm is very pleased with the Court's opinion,” said Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel of Qualcomm. “In effect, the Court has disapproved Broadcom's tactic of attacking the wireless industry, including handset manufacturers and wireless operators, without providing them with the opportunity to defend themselves in the action.”
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October 14, 2008
October 14, 2008