Wireless chipmaker Broadcom won a patent battle on Wednesday, as a U.S. appeals court affirmed that Qualcomm Inc infringed two patents used to make some of the world's most sophisticated cell phones and upheld an injunction.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
ruled in Qualcomm's favor on Wednesday in one of the
three patents at issue, technology used in video
compression in cell phones. It ruled that the patent
was invalid and, thus, not infringed.
The two companies are in talks to settle patent
battles now being fought in California, the
International Trade Commission and in the federal
The lawsuit was originally filed in 2005 in Santa
"The Santa Ana case is one of several cases in which
Broadcom continues to pursue claims against Qualcomm
regarding patent infringement, anti-competitive
behavior and fraud issues," Broadcom said in a press
statement. "Qualcomm has either lost or withdrawn
all of the patent infringement cases it brought