MANHASSET, N.Y. 3Com Corp. (Marlborough, Mass.) and VIA Technologies Inc. (Taipei, Taiwan) have entered into a patent license agreement that grants VIA rights under certain 3Com patents.
The agreement, whose terms were not disclosed, covers the licensing of specific 10/100 Ethernet controller semiconductors developed and sold by VIA and its subsidiaries. VIA will make on-going royalty payments based on future sales.
Neal Goldman, senior vice president and general counsel at 3Com, said in a statement, "I am pleased that VIA has elected to become another 3Com licensee. 3Com is committed to protecting its IP rights and patents through an active licensing program that covers Ethernet and other 3Com patents."