Qualcomm, Broadcom Drop Patent Claims

Law360, New York (February 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Chip maker Qualcomm Inc. said Friday that it has reached an agreement with rival Broadcom Corp. to dismiss patent infringement claims and counterclaims involved in a case that was heading towards a March trial.

The agreement between the two sparring tech companies dismissed claims based on two Broadcom patents. Broadcom originally sued Qualcomm over the patents in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. International Trade Commission in May 2005. The two companies were heading to a March 5 trial...
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