Qualcomm, Broadcom Drop More Patent Claims

Law360, New York (March 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rival chip makers Qualcomm Inc. and Broadcom Corp. have reached an agreement to dismiss patent infringement and trade secrets claims and counterclaims at the center of two federal court cases, less than a month after claims were dismissed from similar cases, the chip makers said Friday.

Although the agreement dismisses patent infringement claims relating to six Broadcom patents and four Qualcomm patents, as well as claims from both parties of misappropriation of trade secrets, many disputes between the two companies remain. However, the dismissal eliminated the...
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