Federal Jury Finds QUALCOMM Infringes Three Broadcom Patents

    SAN DIEGO, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QUALCOMM Incorporated
 (Nasdaq:   QCOM) announced that a federal jury in Santa Ana, California
 returned verdicts today finding that certain of QUALCOMM's products
 infringe three patents owned by Broadcom Corporation. The jury found that
 QUALCOMM does not infringe one claim of one of the Broadcom patents. The
 three patents at issue in this case (U.S. Patents Nos. 6,847,686;
 6,389,010; and 5,657,317) were acquired by Broadcom from third parties and
 then asserted by Broadcom against certain QUALCOMM products. The court set
 a hearing for June 18 to schedule post-trial motions and further
 proceedings, including whether any injunctive relief is appropriate.
     Broadcom filed the lawsuit in May 2005, alleging that five of its
 patents had been infringed. During the course of the litigation, Broadcom
 dismissed one patent, and the court stayed the case with respect to a
 second patent. Broadcom had purchased all the patents at issue, and none of
 the patents Broadcom litigated at trial were inventions developed
 specifically in connection with cellular technology or standards.
     The jury awarded Broadcom a total of $19.6 million in damages and found
 that QUALCOMM's infringement was willful. A damages award may be increased
 up to three-fold for willful infringement. The trial judge will determine
 whether there should be any increase in the damages award based on the
 finding of willfulness.
     "We continue to believe that none of the Broadcom patent claims are
 valid or were infringed by QUALCOMM, and we will challenge the jury's
 findings of infringement, validity and willfulness in post-trial motions
 and on appeal if necessary," said Lou Lupin, executive vice president and
 general counsel, QUALCOMM.
     QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and
 delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services
 based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego,
 Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2007 FORTUNE
 500(R) company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the ticker symbol
 QCOM.
     Except for the historical information contained herein, this news
 release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and
 uncertainties, including the Company's ability to successfully design and
 have manufactured significant quantities of CDMA components on a timely and
 profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA is deployed, change in
 economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as
 the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports,
 including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 24, 2006,
 and most recent Form 10-Q.
     QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. All other
 trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
      QUALCOMM Contacts:
      Emily Kilpatrick, Corporate Communications
      Phone:  1-858-845-5959
      Email:  corpcomm@qualcomm.com
 
      John Gilbert, Investor Relations
      Phone:  1-858-658-4813
      Email:  ir@qualcomm.com
 
 

SOURCE QUALCOMM

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