Apple and Nokia Settle All Patent Litigation
Apple and Nokia have announced a new settlement in the years-old patent lawsuit between the two companies. Though the terms weren't disclosed, Apple is making a lump sum payment to Nokia in addition to on-going royalties for the length of the agreement. Nokia sued Apple in 2009, claiming Apple's iPhone infringed on a number of patents pertaining to cell phone technologies such as wireless data, speech coding, security and encryption, and even swiping gestures and on-device application stores. Apple countersued. With a settlement reached, the companies have dropped all the litigation between them, including actions with the U.S. International Trade Commission. "We are very pleased to have Apple join the growing number of Nokia licensees," said Stephen Elop, president and chief executive officer of Nokia in a prepared statement. "This settlement demonstrates Nokia's industry leading patent portfolio and enables us to focus on further licensing opportunities in the mobile communications market."
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.
Apple and Nokia Bury the Patent Hatchet
Apple today said it has settled its patent complaints against Nokia and the two have signed a multi-year patent license. The two corporations sued one another in December of last year concerning licensing fees for Nokia's patents.
Nokia and Samsung Settle Patent Licensing Deal
Nokia today said it has reached an agreement with Samsung over the licensing of its wireless patents. The companies have been disputing the value of Nokia's patents since Nokia sold its handset division to Microsoft.
Apple and Ericsson Sign Patent Accord, Settle Lawsuits
Apple and Ericsson have signed a patent-licensing agreement and put an end to on-going patent litigation between the two. Ericsson said the deal is broad and covers 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE technologies.
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