• Judge Koh's high-profile summary judgment order doesn't bode well for Qualcomm's efforts to elude patent exhaustion finding

    7 days ago - By FOSS Patents

    This is a follow-up to Judge Lucy Koh's summary judgment order according to which Qualcomm must meet its self-imposed obligation to license its cellular standard-essential patents to rival chipset makers. On Tuesday I mostly wanted to publish the news quickly, and I focused on the commercial consequences. The legal standard applied by Judge Koh was stated as follows in the Ninth Circuit's 2006 opinion in Miller v. Glenn Miller Prods., Inc.: summary judgment is warranted "f, after considering the language of the contract and any admissible extrinsic evidence, the meaning of the contract is...
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