Qualcomm Cleared in UMTS Suit
Sep 1, 2006, 1:51 AM by (staff)
A judge today dismissed Broadcom's suit against Qualcomm from a US District court in New Jersey. Broadcom claimed Qualcomm was using monopolistic tactics in licensing WCDMA technology by giving discounts to companies that chose Qualcomm chips as well as other tactics. Broadcom produces mobile radio chipsets that compete against those from Qualcomm and others. The judge ruled Broadcom's claims did not show the Qualcomm was anti-competitive but did so in a way that Broadcom can either appeal the case or modify their complaint. Nokia has also filed a similar complaint in a US District court in Delaware.
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The Nokia suit