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Qualcomm’s IP and Licensing Strength Targeted in Disputes

Clashes With Companies, Regulators Raise Question: Is San Diego-Based Co. FRAND or Foe? By Brad Graves Originally published May 4, 2017 at 2:23 p.m., updated May 4, 2017 at 2:23 p.m.
   

It’s hard to miss the two-story patent wall in Qualcomm Inc.’s headquarters lobby. Qualcomm has 130,000 patents issued or pending. The bulk of the corporation’s earnings flow from other companies paying Qualcomm for permission to use its intellectual property.

It’s hard to miss the two-story patent wall in Qualcomm Inc.’s headquarters lobby. Qualcomm has 130,000 patents issued or pending. The bulk of the corporation’s earnings flow from other companies paying Qualcomm for permission to use its intellectual property. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

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A closer look at the display shows cover pages from the legal documents.

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Qualcomm’s headquarters features a museum with corporate memorabilia.

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