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Broadcom throws book at Qualcomm

Wed, 05/18/2005 - 8:00pm
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Silicon maker Broadcom Corp. is suing Qualcomm Inc., alleging that the company has infringed on 10 Broadcom patents related to wired and wireless communications, and multimedia processing technologies.

"We believe that Qualcomm's current and next-generation cellular baseband and radio frequency product lines infringe a number of our patents," Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor said, in a release.

Broadcom filed the complaints Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Broadcom is seeking unspecified monetary damages as well as a permanent injunction barring the manufacture and sale of Qualcomm's core suite of baseband and RF integrated circuits, including its multimedia-enhanced and convergence platform chips, and its "Qchat" VoIP technology for cellular phones.

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