Qualcomm Ruling Stands
A federal judge on Friday upheld a ruling in the Broadcom’s lawsuit against Qualcomm, finding that the latter company did indeed infringe on three patents held by the former. However, the Wall Street Journal reported, the same judge overturned an earlier decision that called for the $19.6 million award to be doubled.
An earlier jury had called the infringement willful, which would have doubled the award to $39.2 million. But James V. Selna determined that due to a change in law recently caused by one similar but unrelated case, the award must not be doubled.
After the original verdict in the case, the U.S. International Trade Commission had banned importation of the offending Qualcomm chips. However, another federal judge stayed the ban in September.