Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs Sounds Off

As the chipmaker faces challenges to its 3G intellectual-property rights from Nokia and the European Commission, CEO Jacobs looks to the next-gen technology

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm (QCOM) built its highly profitable business on developing and licensing intellectual property for mobile communications, especially the CDMA standard, which it invented. Today, Qualcomm's patents are an integral part of all third-generation (3G) mobile networks—including the type that succeeded the European-bred GSM standard.

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