Qualcomm Buys Mobile Tech Patents From HP, Palm

Law360, Los Angeles (January 23, 2014, 9:29 PM EST) -- Qualcomm Inc. bought a portfolio of 2,400 patents covering mobile-operating system technologies from Hewlett-Packard Co. and Palm Inc. for an undisclosed amount, the companies said in a joint statement Thursday.

The terms of the deal were not publicly disclosed, though the portfolio will include 1,400 U.S.-granted patents and pending applications and 1,000 non-U.S. patents and applications, the companies said.

“The acquisition further enhances the strength and diversity of Qualcomm Inc.’s industry-leading mobile patent portfolio and will enable the company to offer even more value to current...
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