German Court Rules Qualcomm Patent Invalid

Law360, New York (July 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The German Federal Patent Court reportedly struck the latest blow to Qualcomm Inc.'s GSM patent infringement claims against rival cell phone giant Nokia Corp. on Wednesday, ruling the patent invalid.

The court confirmed Nokia's announcement on the German case and will hold a hearing on a second patent at issue between the two companies in October, Reuters reported.

The dispute stems from the April 2007 expiration of a license for the patents on which the two companies have failed to reach a renewal agreement, according to...
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