As we mentioned earlier in the week, a federal judge ruled that Qualcomm engaged in "aggravated litigation abuse" and waived its rights to enforce certain video transmission technology patents related to the H.264 video compression standard used in some high definition products. A new post over at the WSJ's Law Blog has more details and quotes from the judge's 54-page ruling filled with harsh words for QualcommÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â about its lawyers' conduct.
The judge put down Qualcomm's "constant stonewalling, concealment and repeated misrepresentations" during discovery, reprimanded the company's "presentation of numerous witnesses who steadfastly testified falsely" and condemned its lawyers, who "adamantly denied the obvious, and then, when the truth was discovered and exposed by the document production, sequentially contended denial of relevance, justification, mistake, and finally non-awareness."
The court ordered Qualcomm to pay all of Broadcom's fees and costs in defending the patent infringement case.
For more on the case:
- read this post from The Law Blog (WSJ sub. req.)