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Qualcomm Ordered To Pay $19.6M In Broadcom Spat

Law360 (May 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Marking another chapter in an ongoing saga, a jury has ruled that Qualcomm Inc. should fork over at least $19.6 million in damages for willfully infringing three of Broadcom's patents covering mobile phone technology.

On Tuesday, the California panel found that Qualcomm had violated Broadcom's technology for a slew of next-generation cellular phone chips.

The verdict caps off a thirteen-day trial followed by two days of deliberations and hands Broadcom a decisive victory in the duo's long-running and expansive patent spat.

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