Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Judge Denies Qualcomm Motion
Irvine-based Broadcom said yesterday that a federal judge has denied San Diego-based Qualcomm's motion to enjoin the firm's 3G cellular chip business. Broadcom also said it has ramped up its legal fight against Qualcomm with a new motion for summary judgement, and an antitrust appeal. The two companies have been battling over what Broadcom says is an effort to stifle competition in the cellular chip market. Qualcomm had filed suit earlier looking for a preliminary injunction to stop Broadcom's development and sale of 3G chips. Both firms have a number of lawsuits pending against each other over patent infringement and unfair trade.