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Federal Court Dismisses Broadcom Complaint Against Qualcomm


SAN DIEGO . - Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, today announced that the United States District Court for the Southern District of California granted Qualcomm’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Broadcom seeking a declaration that Qualcomm’s patents are exhausted and unenforceable. U.S. District Court Judge William Q. Hayes held that Broadcom failed to show it was entitled to declaratory relief because it did not identify any specific patents which were allegedly exhausted, or an exhaustion triggering sale or license. The court also ruled that Broadcom’s purported injuries were too speculative to support the claims alleged.

The case, filed in 2008, is Broadcom v. Qualcomm, Case No. 08cv1829 WQH.

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