Qualcomm, Broadcom to settle patent dispute

While neither Qualcomm nor Broadcom has formally announced a settlement for their dispute over mobile phone chipset patents, the companies told a federal judge that they plan to settle out of court. The move comes less than a week before the case was set to go to trial and shortly after the two companies dropped a suit relating to Bluetooth technology.

Broadcom spokesperson Bill Blanning said the companies had yet to determine a settlement for the 2005 claim by Qualcomm that Broadcom was infringing on the technology used to control power usage in mobile phones. Other patent disputes between the two companies continue.

For more on Qualcomm and Broadcom:
- see this article from the IHT