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Federal Jury Finds That Qualcomm Infringes Three Broadcom Patents

May 29, 2007

Following a 13-day trial and two and a half days of deliberations, Broadcom Corporation, a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, announced that a unanimous federal jury today found that certain Qualcomm Incorporated cellular baseband chips and software infringe claims of three Broadcom patents, and awarded Broadcom $19.64 million in damages for Qualcomm’s past infringement. The jury also found that the three patents are valid and that Qualcomm’s infringement was willful, allowing the court to increase the damages up to three times the amount awarded by the jury.

This is the latest in a series of favorable court and governmental decisions for Broadcom in its ongoing legal battles with Qualcomm over patent infringement issues. Broadcom plans to ask the court to issue a permanent injunction barring Qualcomm from further infringement of the three patents.

The WilmerHale team of IP and IP Litigation lawyers that have represented Broadcom during the course of this case includes: William Lee, Michael Diener, James Lampert, Dominic Massa, Richard O'Neill, James Quarles, Mark Selwyn, Donald Steinberg, Cynthia Vreeland, Joseph Mueller, Beth Reilly, Elizabeth Rogers, Colin Rushing, Victor Souto, Maria Vento, Brad Bedingfield, Heath Brooks, Lawrence Cogswell, Danielle Conley, Lauren Fletcher, Luba Greenwood, Juliana Mirabilio, Gregory Noonan, Clark Petschek, Amy Schofield, and Ang Xia. Legal Assistants on the team include: Linda Byam, Lanta Chase, Nattha Chutinthranond, Rebecca McNew, Robert Ooi, Ellen Richardson, and Gina Ecolino.

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