Friday, July 24, 2009

Broadcom 10Q - Updated with patent information

New litigation: "On July 22, 2009, British Telecom sued Broadcom in United States District Court for the District of New Jersey alleging infringement of a single patent purportedly relating to V.42bis data compression. The patent in suit expires in October 2009. Broadcom has not yet answered the complaint and a trial date has not been set."

Editor's note: The patent at issue is US
5,153,591, "Method and apparatus for encoding, decoding and transmitting data in compressed form."