Qualcomm Sues Over Chip IP

Qualcomm sues Maxim Integrated Products for infringement of three patents relating to the transmission, reception, and processing of radio signals

December 13, 2002

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SAN DIEGO -- QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) , today filed suit against Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. in federal court in San Diego for infringement of three QUALCOMM patents that cover inventions relating to the transmission, reception and processing of radio signals by wireless telephones. QUALCOMM's complaint states that Maxim is infringing the patents by the manufacture and sale of integrated circuits for use in wireless handsets. The allegedly infringing Maxim products do not compete with QUALCOMM's Mobile Station Modem(TM) (MSM(TM)) family of integrated circuits but are designed to interoperate with those products. QUALCOMM seeks an injunction against the continued manufacture and sale of these products as well as monetary damages. "QUALCOMM's extensive investments in research and development have yielded valuable innovations in the field of RF transmission and reception that QUALCOMM has incorporated into its cutting-edge integrated circuit products and protected through the patent system," said Louis Lupin, senior vice president and general counsel for QUALCOMM. "QUALCOMM will not allow competitors to benefit unfairly from QUALCOMM's innovations in violation of QUALCOMM's patent rights." Qualcomm Inc.

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