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Nokia prevails over Qualcomm in patent dispute
by David Stellmack on28 February 2008
Trade commission confirms
The U.S. International Trade panel has confirmed a Judge’s ruling in Nokia’s favor in a patent dispute between Nokia and Qualcomm. Qualcomm had accused Nokia of infringing patents that control the power required by mobile phones, and asked the ITC to bar Nokia’s ability to import the technology.
Nokia is quite happy about the decision by the ITC, and Qualcomm did not say whether it would appeal the ruling. This was one patent decision in Nokia’s favor. The two companies have nearly a dozen other legal disputes pending. The companies have been feuding legally since they failed to renew a key technology licensing agreement that expired in April 2007.