Qualcomm goes on attack over patents

Listen to this article


Qualcomm launched a counter-attack in its legal battle with Broadcom, claiming that its US communications chip rival had infringed on seven patents related to third-generation mobile phones and wi-fi networking.

In a suit filed in San Diego, Qualcomm is seeking damages and an injunction preventing Broadcom from selling chips based on the GSM industry standard for 3G telephony.

Broadcom this month launched a suit claiming Qualcomm was abusing its position as patent holder over technology, incorporated into GSM and other 3G standards. Qualcomm dismissed that suit at “meritless”.

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2017. All rights reserved. You may share using our article tools. Please don't copy articles from FT.com and redistribute by email or post to the web.