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QUALCOMM SUES TO INVALIDATE INTERDIGITAL PATENTS

 SAN DIEGO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- QUALCOMM Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced today that it has filed suit against InterDigital Technology Corp. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. In the declaratory relief action, QUALCOMM seeks to invalidate two of InterDigital's patents and a judicial determination that these patents would not be infringed by Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) equipment built by QUALCOMM in compliance with the Telecommunications Industry Association's (TIA) proposed CDMA wideband standard.
 "InterDigital has publicly stated that certain of its patents may be infringed by our CDMA equipment," said Steve Altman, vice president and general counsel of QUALCOMM. "We are confident that our CDMA equipment does not infringe InterDigital's patents and prefer to adjudicate this issue immediately, rather than permit InterDigital to make unsubstantiated public threats. QUALCOMM is the leader in the development of CDMA technology for the wireless communications industry, and we will vigorously defend our technology against all unwarranted and unfair claims," said Altman.
 QUALCOMM develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on digital wireless technology. QUALCOMM's principal product is the OmniTRACS system, a satellite-based, two-way mobile communications and tracking system that provides data transmission and position reporting services for transportation companies and other mobile users in North America and Europe. QUALCOMM is developing, manufacturing and licensing CDMA technology for use in digital wireless telephone systems and products.
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 /EDITOR'S NOTE: OmniTRACS is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Inc./
 /CONTACT: Richard Grannis of QUALCOMM, 619-597-5146, or Larry Anderson of McQuerter Group, 619-450-0030, for QUALCOMM/
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