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I did a similar search on Ericsson and CDMA, and the search yielded 250 matching documents. Nokia also has more than 150 patent documents referencing CDMA, DS-CDMA and WCDMA, including one on WCDMA power control.

True, but a search on marketable CDMA-based products those companies are selling that don't involve paying a royalty to Qualcomm or buying ASICs from a Qualcomm-licensed fab will yield completely different results. I don't think you'll find any. That's because Qualcomm is the only company that has been able to get CDMA-based products to work on a commercially marketable, tested basis. There's no guarantee that won't change, but would you not make an investment in Cisco simply because other companies have patents on routers, switches, etc.?

--Mike Buckley
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