Judge Tentatively Grants Qualcomm New Trial

Law360 (October 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- If a judge's tentative Monday ruling that cast doubts on the pre-Seagate standards he used in deciding Broadcomm Corp.'s willful infringement claims against it becomes final, Qualcomm Inc. will get a shot at a new trial — and a chance to keep the $39.3 million it was ordered to pay Broadcom.

That, said Central California District Court Judge James Selna's Monday order, is because when he decided the case, his “instruction was drawn from a now-discredited line of authority.” In light of the Federal Circuit's decision...
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