September 24, 2003 |
Texas Instruments Inc., the world's biggest maker of chips that run mobile phones, sued Qualcomm Inc., saying the company broke a contract by giving discounts to cell phone makers that agree to use Qualcomm's chips exclusively. The company is asking the Delaware Chancery Court to force Qualcomm to adhere to a licensing deal with Texas Instruments and to stop Qualcomm from making false or misleading statements about the agreement, Texas Instruments said in a statement.
January 3, 2008 |
Qualcomm Inc. said a federal judge's order to stop selling chips for cellphones that infringe patents held by its Irvine-based rival, Broadcom Inc., would have an immediate, short-term effect on its business. U.S. District Judge James Selna of Santa Ana ruled Monday that San Diego-based Qualcomm couldn't sell chips that rely on three Broadcom patents. Qualcomm said it was working on new chips that sidestep the Broadcom patents.
March 29, 2000 |
Qualcomm Inc. and Motorola Inc. said they have agreed to dismiss all lawsuits against each other over the design of mobile phones that use San Diego-based Qualcomm's wireless technology format. The two companies also have agreed to a three-year moratorium on patent infringement lawsuits related to Qualcomm's code division multiple access technology. No payments are being made under the dismissal agreement.
November 15, 2007 |
Qualcomm Inc. agreed to buy Firethorn Holdings for about $210 million in cash to expand in mobile-banking software. Firethorn's product enables consumers to use their mobile phones to view account balances and history, pay bills and transfer funds, San Diego-based Qualcomm said.
March 4, 2008 |
Nokia won a British patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm Inc. over patents related to cellphone technology. A justice ruled that one of San Diego-based Qualcomm's patents was invalid and that another was partially invalid. Penalties will be determined at a future hearing, he added.
October 9, 2008 |
Broadcom Corp. sued Qualcomm Inc., saying chip patent misuse has resulted in double royalties and hurt competitors and customers. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Diego, is the latest between San Diego-based Qualcomm and its Irvine rival.
July 18, 2000 |
Qualcomm Inc. shares rose 11% after the company said authorities in Japan and Europe upheld three key patents on its mobile-phone technology. Qualcomm rose $6.75 on Nasdaq to close at $69.81. The company said its patents withstood a challenge by Nokia, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. and other companies that are supporting a new rival version of the cell-phone standard developed by Qualcomm.
July 27, 2007 |
A federal judge questioned Qualcomm Inc. Thursday about its failure to share tens of thousands of documents with rival chip maker Broadcom Corp. in a patent infringement lawsuit that Qualcomm lost. U.S. Magistrate Judge Barbara Major made no decision after a six-hour hearing but said she was struggling to understand how Qualcomm overlooked so many documents and why it didn't turn them over sooner. A Qualcomm attorney, William Boggs, called it an unfortunate but innocent lapse.
October 2, 2007 |
brussels -- European Union antitrust regulators are investigating U.S. wireless technologies company Qualcomm Inc. for possible abusive business practices, European officials said Monday. Qualcomm, the world's second-largest chip maker for cellphones, might have violated EU competition rules by refusing to share licensing terms for its mobile-phone technology, EU spokesman Jonathan Todd said. The probe could take as long as two years, Todd said. Six mobile-phone companies -- Broadcom Corp.
March 15, 2007 |
Broadcom Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. settled a patent dispute that was scheduled to go to trial next week, closing another front in the battle over the market for computer chips used in mobile phones. The agreement ends a challenge Qualcomm filed against Broadcom in 2005 in federal court in San Diego, where Qualcomm is based. Details weren't revealed in the court documents that announced the settlement Wednesday.