Broadcom today said a federal judge again ruled contempt against rival mobile chip maker Qualcomm for infringing the rules of an earlier injunction.
The injunction, issued in December last year, prevents Qualcomm from making, using, selling, importing and developing certain kinds of EV-DO chips, but allows sales to legacy customers until Jan. 31, 2009, with Qualcomm paying royalties to Broadcom.
“U.S. District Court Judge James V. Selna found that Qualcomm violated both provisions of the injunction by selling and offering to sell enjoined EV-DO chips and by failing to pay royalties on legacy EV-DO chips,” Broadcom said in a statement today.
The court also ruled contempt in August, based on the case which began in May 2005.
Qualcomm officials could not be reached for comment this morning.
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