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Irwin M. Jacobs —
born on October 18, 1933,
Irwin Mark Jacobs is an electrical engineer, a co-founder and former chairman of Qualcomm, and chair of the board of trustees of the Salk Institute... (wikipedia)
We try to preach innovation. We provide resources; we invite speakers in from universities to talk about new ideas.
While I was at Cornell in engineering, I was an engineering co-op student, and that turned out to be very valuable because we'd go out every other term to work in industry and have that close association with industry.
At Linkabit, we put little effort and energy into patenting things.
When we began Qualcomm, it had become quite clear that it was very important to patent new ideas.