Saturday, March 17, 2007, 3/17/2007 07:08:00 PM

Qualcomm v. Broadcom v. Qualcomm Trade Secrets Cases End with a Whimper

From the San Diego Union Tribune, a report on the conclusion of the Qualcomm-Broadcom trade secrets and patent litigation which we've reported extensively here and here (and other places too).

The cases end with a settlement and withdrawal of both parties' trade secrets claims.

According to the story, "claims that were dismissed in the settlement include Broadcom's allegations that Qualcomm infringed on six of its patents, Qualcomm's allegations that Broadcom infringed on four of its patents and both companies' accusations of misappropriation of trade secrets."

One analyst, Michael Cohen, director of research for Pacific American Securities, is reported as saying "it seems like Qualcomm may have given up more than it got in return."

Not surprisingly, though, the companies are continuing to fight on other fronts.

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