In Turn, Broadcom Dismisses San Diego-based Counterclaims, but Proceeds With Cases Against Qualcomm in All Other Venues
In turn, Broadcom dismissed its counterclaims against Qualcomm in those San Diego cases. Broadcom's claims of patent infringement against Qualcomm in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, Calif. and in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington, D.C., and Broadcom's antitrust claim against Qualcomm, which is on appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, are not affected by the dismissals in San Diego, and will continue forward.
The remaining Broadcom patent cases against Qualcomm are: * The patent infringement action in the International Trade Commission in which a remedy hearing regarding Qualcomm's infringement of a Broadcom patent will proceed as scheduled on March 21 and 22 in Washington, D.C. * A U.S. District Court case in Santa Ana in which Broadcom alleges that Qualcomm infringes three Broadcom patents which will go to trial in May 2007.
The remaining Qualcomm case against Broadcom is a U.S. District Court case in San Diego in which Qualcomm alleged that Broadcom infringed two patents relating to video compression. In January, a unanimous jury found that Broadcom did not infringe the patents and recommended findings that Qualcomm committed inequitable conduct and standards abuse. The parties are awaiting the court's final ruling on those issues.
Broadcom currently has six patents in suit against Qualcomm in Santa Ana (including a stayed case on three patents pending in the ITC).
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