Jan 23 Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc acquired
a patent portfolio from Hewlett-Packard Co, including
those of its iPaq smartphone, for an undisclosed amount.
The portfolio comprises about 1,400 granted patents and
pending patent applications from the United States and about
1,000 granted patents and pending patent applications from other
The patents cover technologies that include fundamental
mobile operating system techniques, the companies said in a
The patents also include those that HP acquired when it
bought Palm Inc in 2010 and Bitfone in 2006.