Qualcomm to pay Broadcom $891 million to settle patent suit

Posted on Monday, Apr 27 2009 @ 14:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Qualcomm announced it has settled a patent suit and entered a multi-year patent agreement with Broadcom. Under the deal, Qualcomm will pay Broadcom $891 million over a four-year period:
Qualcomm made this statement Sunday: "Qualcomm and Broadcom today announced that they have entered into a settlement and multi-year patent agreement. The agreement will result in the dismissal with prejudice of all litigation between the companies, including all patent infringement claims in the International Trade Commission and U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, as well as the withdrawal by Broadcom of its complaints to the European Commission and the Korea Fair Trade Commission."

Qualcomm will pay Broadcom $891 million over a four-year period, according to the San Diego-based company. The terms of the agreement will not result in any change to Qualcomm's 3G (CDMA2000, WCDMA, and TD-SCDMA technologies) and 4G (LTE and WiMAX technologies) licensing revenue model, Qualcomm said.
More info at CNET.


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