Dutch Court Dismisses Nokia Suit Against Qualcomm

Law360, New York (November 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Qualcomm Inc. said Wednesday that a Dutch court had tossed a complaint filed against it by rival Nokia Corp. alleging that some of its European patents relating to cell phone chips were exhausted.

The District Court in the Hague concluded that Nokia's complaint was too vague and failed to allege “any specific instances of possible exhaustion regarding any specific Qualcomm patents used by any specific Nokia products,” Qualcomm said.

The San Diego-based company added that Nokia now has three months to appeal the decision.

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