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.
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.
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.
Microsoft Accuses InterDigital of Antitrust Behavior
Microsoft has filed an antitrust lawsuit against InterDigital, a patent-licensing firm, for charging exorbitant rates to license standard-essential patents. The two companies have been embroiled in patent litigation for years.
Nokia and Samsung Expand Patent Agreement
Nokia and Samsung have broadened an existing patent cross-licensing agreement to include more intellectual property. The companies ended patent litigation between the two in February with an initial cross-licensing agreement.
LG Agrees to Pay Nokia Royalties, But Rates Not Settled
LG has signed a patent-licensing agreement with Nokia over smartphone technology, but the companies have yet to agree on pricing for the patents. Nokia may have sold its handset business to Microsoft, but it retained many of the related patents for licensing purposes.
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