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Qualcomm Calls Apple Suit 'Baseless'
San Diego-based Qualcomm responded late Friday to the $1 billion lawsuit by Apple, calling Apple's claims "baseless" and saying that Apple has "intentionally mischaracterized our agreements and negotiations". Qualcomm also said that Apple has been " actively encouraging regulatory attacks" on the company in various jurisdictions around the world, by "misrepresenting facts and withholding information". Qualcomm, in its tersely worded statement, also said it would "welcome the opportunity to have (More info...)

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Qualcomm Sued For $1 Billion By Apple
San Diego-based Qualcomm is being sued by Apple in a $1 billion lawsuit, alleging that Qualcomm has been charging the company unfair royalties. Apple said in a statement that Qualcomm has insited on charging Apple "at least five times more in payments than all the other cellular patent licensors we have agreements with combined", and that the firm had recently withheld nearly $1B in payments from Apple as "retaliation" to responding to law enforcement officials investigating Qualcomm. The lawsu (More info...)

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The Young Turks Sets All Day Inauguration Coverage
Want to keep tabs on today's Presidential Inauguration? Los Angeles-based online political news network The Young Turks says it is providing streaming and coverage of the event today starting at 6am, and will be providing live streaming of the event, and analysis of the event on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, and also will be using Periscope 360 all day for its coverage. The network said that, in addition to its studio coverage, is is providing live, on-the-ground reporting from key events at t (More info...)

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Tribute To Caltech's Larry Gilbert, Founder of Tech Transfer Office
Larry Gilbert, the founder of the technology transfer program at Caltech, passed away in November in Florida, Caltech said this week, with a tribute to Gilbert's efforts at the school. Gilbert was the "founding father of technology transfer" at Caltech, according to the school, forming the Office of Technology Transfer in 1995. The office helps license technology and patents from the school to startups and other companies, as well as helps take ideas created by professors and researchers to mark (More info...)

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Skyworks Sees Better Than Expected Quarterly Results
Irvine-based Skyworks Solutions, which develops analog semiconductors for the wireless and other markets, said late Thursday that it has seen better than expected, Q1 FY17 results. The publicly traded semiconductor maker said it saw revenues for the first quarter of $914.3M, versus an earlier expected estimate of $902.7M. Revenues were up 9.4 percent quarter to quarter. The company attributed the better than expected results to demand in the mobile connectivity and Internet-of-Things (IoT) areas (More info...)

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Cubic Names New Board Member
San Diego-based Cubic Corporation, a systems integrator in the transportation, defense, training, and other sectors, said on Thursday that it has nominated Maureen Breakiron-Evans for its board of directors. Breakiron-Evans is the former CFO of Towers Perrin, and also was VP and General Auditor of CIGNA Corporation. Perrin also served at Inovant LLC, VISA's technology development company. Breakiron-Evans will take a seat previously occupied by Dr. Robert S. Sullivan, the Dean of the Rady School (More info...)

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