In ITC Handset Battle, Nokia Keeps "Edge"

Law360, New York (December 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a first-round victory for Nokia Corp., an International Trade Commission judge has issued an initial determination in favor of the Finnish cell phone maker in a long-running patent dispute between it and Qualcomm Inc.

Administrative Law Judge Paul J. Luckern ruled this week that GSM/GPRS/Edge handsets manufactured by Nokia did not infringe on three Qualcomm patents. He also found one patent in the case invalid.

“We are pleased with Judge Luckern’s decision and believe it is consistent with and supported by the facts,” said Rick...
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