Nokia Wins UK Appeal In €12B Cell Phone Patent War

Law360, New York (January 20, 2011, 6:59 PM EST) -- In the latest stage of a €12 billion ($16.2 billion) international patent battle, a British appeals court ruled Thursday in Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia GmbH's favor and threw out two cell phone patents held by a German patent-licensing company.

IPCom GmbH & Co. KG improperly tried to amend one of the patents-in-suit during lower court litigation, a three-judge panel of the High Court of Justice ruled.

"It is not normally procedurally fair to subject the other side to successive cases when you could readily have put...
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