Qualcomm Responds to Latest Broadcom Patent Loss

Qualcomm Inc. said it will offer workaround technology for some WCDMA cell phone chips after a court ruled Monday that the company stop selling or making the technology that infringes on three Broadcom Corp. patents. Qualcomm also said Wednesday it will look at its legal options and ask the court to clarify some aspects of […]

Judge Affirms Broadcom Ruling

A federal judge affirmed last week a jurys May verdict that Qualcomm Inc. infringed on Broadcom Corp. patents. Broadcom said it would accept the $19.6 million originally awarded by the jury, avoiding a new trail. The judge had removed an award for double the damages. Broadcom also said it would seek an injunction preventing Qualcomm […]

Vonage Wont Get Appeal, Must Pay Verizon

Vonage Holdings Corp. will pay $120 million to end the patent infringement lawsuit it lost to Verizon Communications Inc. earlier this year. A U.S. appeals court last week refused to reconsider the case and Vonage now must pay Verizon $117.5 million and give $2.5 million to charity. Vonage hoped to trim that cost to $80 […]

XO Wins Court Case Against Level 3

XO Communications said Monday the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware has ruled in favor of its complaint against Level 3 Communications Inc. in the companies fiber optic network dispute. The court determined that XO has the right to light fiber it acquired from Level 3 and required Level 3 to provide XO […]

Telecom Lawyers Show Agents How to Avoid the Courtroom

Even though its unpleasant to consider, its a reality: sometimes partners and suppliers wind up in disputes. Make sure to attend todays session to learn ways to avoid the courtroom and, if thats not possible, at least improve your chances of winning. Speakers will be Neil Ende and Greg Taylor, partners at Technology Law Group […]

Court Orders Stay on Qualcomm Ban

Qualcomm Inc. won a stay Wednesday on a government ban on imports of devices using chips that have been found to violate a Broadcom Corp. patent. The stay by the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit allows seven phone makers and carriers to import devices with the chips to the U.S. pending Qualcomms appeal […]

So Long, Twombly, We Hardly Knew You

When the Supreme Court recently dismissed a consumers telecom antitrust suit, judges also disappointed industry insiders who hoped suspected Bell collusion would be brought to light. The Bell Atlantic v. Twombly case didnt promise to directly affect entities such as CLECs unless judges agreed the arguments had merit. All along, however, the likelihood of justices […]

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