Judge Halts Broadcom Use Of Qualcomm Trade Secrets

Law360, New York (October 30, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Another twist in the Qualcomm-Broadcom patent infringement fight emerged Friday when a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against the use of Qualcomm Inc.’s trade secrets that Broadcom Corp. had improperly acquired and was using for profit.

The preliminary injunction prevents Broadcom from using or distributing the information it has in any future projects or products, effectively maintaining the status quo until the end of the trial. The trial is currently set to start on October 10, 2007.

In this case Qualcomm accused Broadcom of inappropriately...
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