Jury finds Qualcomm guilty of infringement of ParkerVision patents
Second phase of trial addressing damages and willfulness set to begin
ParkerVision Inc., a Jacksonville-based developer and marketer of semiconductor technology solutions for wireless applications, announced Thursday that a jury found Qualcomm Inc. guilty of direct and indirect infringement of ParkerVision patents.
That same jury also found ParkerVision's patents valid in light of the alleged prior art references identified by Qualcomm during the course of the trial.
The trial, which commenced on Oct. 7, is being held in two phases. The first phase, which addressed invalidity and direct and indirect infringement, ended Thursday with the jury finding in ParkerVision's favor. The second phase of the trial will commence immediately with the same jury and will determine the scope of damages awarded and whether Qualcomm is also guilty of willful patent infringement.
With a finding of willful patent infringement, a judge has the authority to enhance damages awarded by the jury by up to three times.
"We are extremely pleased with the jury's verdict in this case and we look forward to presenting our damages and willfulness arguments over the coming days," ParkerVision Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Parker said.
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