Nos. 2008-1199, 2008-1271, 2008-1272

BROADCOM CORPORATION, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. QUALCOMM INCORPORATED, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

Decided: September 24, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William F. Lee, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, of Boston, Massachusetts, argued for plaintiff-appellee. With him on the brief were Richard W. O'Neill, Joseph J. Mueller, and Lauren B. Fletcher; and James L. Quarles, III, of Washington, DC. Of counsel was Heath A. Brooks, of Washington, DC.

Evan R. Chesler, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, of New York, New York, argued for defendant-appellant. With him on the brief were Richard J. Stark and Andrei Harasymiak. Of counsel on the brief were Carter G. Phillips and Stephen B. Kinnaird, Sidley Austin LLP, of Washington, DC, and Richard T. Mulloy and Stanley J. Panikowski, DLA Piper US LLP, of San Diego, California.

Richard McMillan, Jr., Crowell & Moring, LLP, of Washington, DC, for amicus curiae, Sprint Nextel Corporation. With him on the brief were Kathryn L. Clune, Brian M. Koide, and Nathaniel Grow.

Before LINN, FRIEDMAN, and PROST, Circuit Judges.

LINN, Circuit Judge.

Qualcomm Incorporated ("Qualcomm") appeals from a jury's determination that Qualcomm infringed U.S. Patents No. 6,847,686 ("the `686 patent"), No. 5,657,317 ("the `317 patent"), and No. 6,389,010 ("the `010 patent"), owned by Broadcom Corporation ("Broadcom"). Qualcomm also appeals from the district court's issuance of a permanent injunction against Qualcomm. Because the district court erred in its construction of claim 3 of the `686 patent, we...

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