Qualcomm Gets Claims Cut From Gabriel's $1B IP Suit

Law360, New York (March 13, 2012, 8:50 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday ruled a trade secrets claim in Gabriel Technologies Corp.'s $1 billion intellectual property suit against Qualcomm Inc. was time-barred and said parts of a contract claim were barred by Gabriel's own failure to meet contractual obligations.

In its suit filed in 2008, Gabriel alleges SnapTrack Inc. — now part of Qualcomm — claimed Gabriel predecessor Locate Networks Inc.'s trade secrets as its own and improperly obtained dozens of patents relating to global positioning system technology. The companies worked together under...
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