Along the way to endless patent licensing revenues, Qualcomm's plans went awry. The San Diego chip maker's licensees, tired of Qualcomm's bullying, are pursuing a concerted, worldwide attack. Rival chip maker Broadcom sued Qualcomm in California, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.; Nokia filed suits in Delaware and D.C.; and four other wireless companies filed complaints with the European Commission. Fighting to save its business, Qualcomm expects to spend more than $200 million on litigation next year.
Qualcomm Digs Deep in Face of Global Litigation Onslaught
The American Lawyer
December 5, 2007