Commitments and Contingencies
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]
|Commitments and Contingencies
|Commitments and Contingencies
Inventory Purchase and Other Contractual Obligations
As of December 31, 2022, future minimum payments under inventory purchase and other obligations are as follows:
Other obligations consist of contractual payments due for software licenses.
Jointly Funded Research and Development
From time to time, the Company enters into contracts for jointly funded research and development projects to develop technology that may be commercialized into a product in the future. As the Company may be required to repay all or a portion of the funds provided by the other parties under certain conditions, total funds received to date from the other parties of $8.0 million have been recorded in other long-term liabilities as of December 31, 2022. Additional amounts under the contracts are tied to certain milestones and will also be recorded as a long-term liability as payment due under such milestones are received. The Company de-recognizes the liabilities when the contingencies associated with the repayment conditions have been resolved.
During the years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company recognized $3.8 million and $0, respectively, in previously deferred amounts from other parties due to resolution of such repayment conditions.
Bell Semiconductor Litigation
On August 11, 2022, Bell Semiconductor LLC filed suit against MaxLinear in the Southern District of California alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,436,807 and 7,007,259. MaxLinear answered the complaint on January 26, 2023 and the case is presently early in the fact discovery phase. The case is tentatively scheduled for trial in February 2024.
On August 26, 2022, Bell Semiconductor LLC filed suit against MaxLinear in the Southern District of California alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,149,989 and 7,260,803. MaxLinear answered the complaint on January 26, 2023 and the case is presently early in the fact discovery phase. The case is tentatively scheduled for trial in February 2024.
On October 7, 2022 Bell Semiconductor LLC filed suit against MaxLinear in the Southern District of California alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,396,760. This action has been stayed pending a parallel ITC investigation involving the same patent.
Specifically, on October 13, 2023, Bell Semiconductor also filed suit against MaxLinear before the U.S. International Trade Commission alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,396,760. This was instituted by the Commission as Investigation No. 337-TA-1342 on November 23, 2022. A schedule was set by the administrative law judge and key deadlines include a close of fact discovery on May 1, 2023, a close of expert discovery June 5, 2023, and an evidentiary hearing beginning on August 7, 2023. An initial determination is expected from the judge on November 21, 2023, with a final determination from the Commission by March 21, 2024.
From time to time, the Company is subject to threats of litigation or actual litigation in the ordinary course of business as described in “Item 3 — Legal Proceedings,” some of which may be material. The results of any litigation cannot be predicted with certainty, and regardless of the outcome, litigation can have a material adverse impact on the Company because of defense and settlement costs, diversion of management resources, and other factors. However, as of December 31, 2022, no loss contingencies have been accrued for these matters in the Company’s financial statements.