Nokia Sells Standard Essential Patents to Vringo
Nokia and Vringo today announced that Vringo has agreed to acquire more than 500 patents from Nokia for an undisclosed sum. According to Vringo, the 500 patents include 31 patent families that have been deemed standard essential for 2G, 2.5G, 3G, and 4G wireless communications. They cover communications technologies such as GSM, WCDMA, T63, T64, DECT, IETF, LTE, SAE, and OMA. Vringo is paying Nokia cash for the patents, 109 of which are based in the U.S., as well as ongoing payments based on revenue generated by the patent portfolio. Vringo developed the Facetones application and owns other mobile-related intellectual property.
Vringo Loses Patent Appeal
A U.S. court today handed Vringo a defeat in its patent claims against Google and other companies.
Nokia, Apple File Dueling Patent Lawsuits
Nokia and Apple have this week filed patent-related lawsuits against one another in various jurisdictions. Nokia's claims, filed in Germany and the U.S., say that Apple is using Nokia's patented technology without permission.
Google Buys Communication Patents from Foxconn
Google has purchased a number of communications-based patents from Foxconn for an undisclosed sum. Foxconn, based in China, manufactures devices for companies such as Apple.
BlackBerry Sues Nokia Over Patents
BlackBerry filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nokia this week. BlackBerry claims Nokia is using its patented technology in select telecommunications equipment that Nokia sells to network operators, such as T-Mobile, without the proper licenses.
Euro Commission Takes Stand Against Patent Abuse
The European Commission today ruled that Motorola had broken the law by suing Apple over standard essential patents. Apple had agreed to license Motorola's patents, but when the two companies couldn't agree on a price, Apple used the patented technology anyway and was eventually sued by Motorola.
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