Nokia, Qualcomm Settle GSM Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (July 24, 2008, 12:00 AM ET) -- Nokia Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. have agreed to settle all litigation between the two companies in a global battle over licensing fees for Qualcomm's global system for mobile communications and other patents.

The 15-year agreement, announced Thursday, gives the Finnish phone giant rights to use all of Qualcomm's patents for a variety of mobile communications technologies in both the devices it sells to consumers and its infrastructure equipment.

Qualcomm will also be able to use the technology of Nokia's patents in its chipsets as Nokia has...
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