The following is excerpted from a June 13, 2008 Broadcom press release that appeared at PR Newswire:
Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) today announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) rejected claims by GPS chipmaker SiRF Technology Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: SIRF) that two of its GPS patents were infringed by Global Locate, a company Broadcom acquired in July 2007. The ITC also found that the asserted claims of one of SiRF's patents at issue are invalid.
ITC Administrative Law Judge Paul Luckern issued his Initial Determination today, following a six-day trial last March in Washington, D.C.
Broadcom, through its acquisition of Global Locate, is a leading provider of GPS and assisted GPS semiconductor solutions, and is currently shipping GPS functionality into a variety of products including personal navigation devices and cellular handsets.
Broadcom's own claims against SiRF went to trial in the ITC last April. An initial determination in that case, heard before Administrative Law Judge Carl Charneski, is expected by August 8, 2008.
Read the full press release here.