Qualcomm hid patents, foots Broadcom’s legal bill

Qualcomm takes a second hit today, now with a federal judge ruling that Qualcomm had hidden video compression patents until deciding to sue Broadcom for using them. As a result, Qualcomm had waived its rights to legally protect the patents, and on top of that the judge has ordered them to pay Broadcom’s legal fees. Ouch. Paired up with The Feds giving Qualcomm no mercy, it’s been a rough day for the bearded industry giant.

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Qualcomm lawyer quits losing battle | BlackBerry Cool
August 14th, 2007 at 7:37 am

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