Emulex To Pay Broadcom $58 Million
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on Fri, July 6th, 2012
For partial patent licensing settlement
The agreement will result in the dismissal of certain of Broadcom's infringement claims against Emulex. Emulex also receives a license to Broadcom U.S. Patents Nos. 7,471,691; 7,058,150; 6,424,194 and related families for certain fields of use including FC applications.
The fields of use licensed to Emulex are related, in part, to the Emulex XE201 (Lancer) ASICs, that are capable of FC and Ethernet, 16Gb FC HBAs, FC SoCs and other FC products.
Emulex will pay to Broadcom a release and license fee of $58 million in cash.
Additional terms of the agreement include,
among other elements:
- Emulex agreed to provide certain rights to Broadcom protecting Broadcom from Emulex patent assertions; and
- The Emulex products are licensed to Emulex for the permitted fields of use, and are licensed to be purchased by Emulex's customers worldwide, and are licensed to be made for Emulex by Emulex's suppliers.
Other terms of the agreement are confidential.
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