UK High Court Makes Finding of Invalidity in Qualcomm's 2G Patent Dispute with Nokia

Mar 03, 2008, 00:00 ET from Qualcomm Incorporated

    SAN DIEGO, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated
 (Nasdaq:   QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless
 technologies and data solutions, today announced that the United Kingdom
 (UK) High Court has handed down judgment in a case filed by Qualcomm
 against Nokia in May 2006. The case involves Nokia's GSM/GPRS/EDGE-only
 handsets (i.e., GSM/GPRS/EDGE handsets that do not also implement WCDMA)
 and two of Qualcomm's patents that cover certain power saving and power
 control technologies. The UK High Court ruled that, although the Nokia
 accused products included the patented technologies, the power saving
 patent is invalid and that the power control patent is partially valid but,
 insofar as it is valid, is not infringed by Nokia. Qualcomm is actively
 considering whether to seek permission from the UK court to amend the
 patents and appeal the decision.
     The issues in the UK case are not included in the recent consolidation
 in Delaware. The UK action is limited to Nokia's GSM/GPRS/EDGE products and
 does not address the need for Nokia to license Qualcomm's patents for
 Nokia's WCDMA products.
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 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
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 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 30, 2007,
 and most recent Form 10-Q.
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