Court dismisses Broadcom, Qualcomm lawsuit

Qualcomm has declared victory in the antitrust suit Broadcom filed against it in July of last year. A U.S. district court dismissed the suit from the rival chipmaker. Broadcom had accused Qualcomm of charging too much to license its UMTS chipset technology and of unfairly offering discounts to licensees who also purchased chipsets. The court said: "The facts and claims alleged by Broadcom do not state claims for unlawful tying or exclusive dealing." Qualcomm called it a victory but Broadcom is mulling over next steps and stated that "Judge Mary Cooper simply held that Qualcomm's alleged abuse does not give rise to federal antitrust liability." Check out previous Fierce coverage of this story in the archives here and here.

For more on the suit's dismissal:
- see this article from RCR News