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Broadcom not giving up the fight

Fri, 09/01/2006 - 6:18am
Jeff Baumgartner, CED

Broadcom Corp. said it will continue to pursue federal antitrust claims against Qualcomm Inc., despite the fact that a New Jersey court has already dismissed the case without prejudice.

"Qualcomm should take little comfort in the court's decision," said Broadcom SVP of Business Affairs & General counsel David Dull, in a statement. "The decision does not find that Qualcomm's alleged misconduct was lawful or that Qualcomm honored its promises to standards setting bodies. Rather, Judge Mary Cooper simply held that Qualcomm's alleged abuse does not give rise to federal antitrust liability."

Broadcom said the judge has granted Broadcom the right to file an amended complaint. The chip maker added that the judge's decision does not affect Broadcom's pending patent litigation against Qualcomm. In that case, Broadcom is alleging that Qualcomm chips infringe on 18 U.S. patents. A decision is expected by Oct. 10, Broadcom said.

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