Qualcomm, the San Diego-based pioneer of the wireless CDMA standard and the world’s second-largest manufacturer of cell phone chip technology, was dealt a setback on Tuesday as a federal jury found Qualcomm guilty of violating three cell phone patents held by rival chip maker Broadcom. The verdict awards Broadcom $19.6 million in damages that could be trebled, as Qualcomm’s infringement was also found to be willful. Broadcom is expected to request a permanent injunction against future patent violations by Qualcomm, and a California district court judge has scheduled a June 18 hearing to consider injunctive relief and other post-trial motions. The patents covered by the verdict concern technologies used for video encoding on wireless handsets, walkie-talkie functionality, and the ability of mobile phones to use different networks simultaneously and to switch between voice networks and the Internet. Separately, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) determined recently that Qualcomm had infringed a Broadcom patent for a battery-saving device, and the ITC is expected to decide on June 7 whether to ban the importation of wireless handsets that contain Qualcomm chips into the U.S. Although Broadcom proclaimed that the verdict proves that Qualcomm’s infringement is “widespread and pervasive,” Qualcomm maintained, “we continue to believe that none of the Broadcom patent claims are valid or were infringed by Qualcomm, and we will continue to challenge the jury’s findings.”