Judge Blocks Qualcomm from Selling 3G Cellular Chips

A federal judge in California ruled that wireless chipmaker Qualcomm must immediately stop selling third-generation, or 3G, WCDMA cellular chips that infringe on the Broadcom patents. U.S. District Judge James Selna ruled, however, that Qualcomm can keep selling some chips whose designs infringe three patents held by rival Broadcom through January 2009.

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