Deborah d. McAdams /
Parkvision Suit Against Qualcomm Goes to Court
Patent infringement charges at issue
-- ParkerVision, a developer and
marketer of semiconductor technology for wireless
applications, announced the commencement of its patent
infringement trial against Qualcomm, before the
Honorable Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the
Middle District of Florida.
Filed in July 2011, the company’s lawsuit and related court documents
allege that Qualcomm has infringed on ParkerVision’s technology related
to radio-frequency receivers and the down-conversion of electromagnetic
signals. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages from Qualcomm, as well as a
permanent injunction barring the continued manufacture and sale of
Qualcomm’s infringing products in the United States, which include chips
found in some of the world's best-selling mobile phones and wireless
The trial will be structured in two parts. In the first phase, jurors
will determine whether Qualcomm infringed on the patented technology.
If the jury determines infringement, the second phase would then focus
on monetary damages caused by the infringement.