Maxim Files Counterclaims In Qualcomm Patent Suit On CDMA Technology

Law360, New York (April 14, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Specialty chip maker Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has filed a counterclaim against Qualcomm, claiming the wireless technology company abused its patent portfolio to thwart competition in the wireless market.

“Maxim's claim states that Qualcomm has violated United States antitrust laws and has misused its patents in maintaining dominance in the market for CDMA technology by improperly seeking to exclude competition,” the company said in a statement released Tuesday.

A summary judgment hearing on whether Qualcomm's licensing deals prevent phone makers from buying equipment from other companies...
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