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Broadcom and Qualcomm settle Bluetooth suits, but other issues remain

One down, at least four to go.
Broadcom Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. agreed to drop lawsuits and counter-suits involving two patents apiece relating to Bluetooth technology. One dispute had been set for a March 5 trial.
The settlements avoid two jury trials. But four more cases concerning patent infringement charges by both sides remain to be heard in federal court this year.
The settlements, so close to trial, merely remove one issue from the many facing the two rival chipmakers.
In a separate matter last week, a U.S. District Court in Eastern Texas dismissed a complaint filed in 2005 by Golden Bridge Technology Inc. against Qualcomm, Nokia Corp., Motorola Inc., L.M. Ericsson, Lucent, NTT DoCoMo and Panasonic relating to charges by Golden Bridge that it had been excluded from a wireless standard.

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