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Broadcom wins $19.6m in ruling against Qualcomm

updated 02:25 pm EST, Fri November 23, 2007

Broadcom wins ruling

Broadcom today announced that it will not be receiving double damages for Qualcomm's willful patent infringement, since a recent ruling in an unrelated case changed the definition for willful infringement. Reuters reports that Broadcom will be receiving $19.6 million from Qualcomm, and will not be seeking a second trial, but the company is seeking to disallow Qualcomm from manufacturing, using, selling, or otherwise developing the 3G WCDMA/EV-DO chips that spawned the lawsuit. Before the willful infringement clarification, Broadcom stood to receive almost $40 million from the ruling.

The US International Trade Commission placed a ban on Qualcomm chips, due to infringement on a number of Broadcom's patents. Verizon, who relies on Qualcomm technology for approximately 80-percent of its products, called for an appeal on the ruling, stating that the ban could be detrimental to its operations. Later on, however, Broadcom offered Verizon a deal to continue importing Qualcomm product, despite the ban.



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