Following Broadcom’s surprise unsolicited $130 billion offer for Qualcomm earlier this month – and the subsequent unanimous rejection by Qualcomm’s board of directors – it looks as if the will they, won’t they of a potential merger of two of the giants of the semiconductor world is set to play out while 2017 draws to an end. In this exclusive analysis piece, IAM provides a detailed look at each company’s patent position, as well as a summary of the big issues they have faced over the last five years.

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