Qualcomm To Pay Broadcom $891M In Patent Settlement
Qualcomm (QCOM) announced that it will pay Broadcom (BRCM) $891 million over a four-year period to settle their long-standing patent dispute. The deal settles all existing litigation between the companies. Each receives certain rights to the patent portfolios of the other company. Terms of the licensing revenue model for Qualcomm’s 3G and 4G patents are unchanged.
The two companies agreed not to assert patents against each other; Broadcom also agreed not to sue Qualcomm’s customers over products that include Qualcomm chips in cellular prodocuts.