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U.K. court junks Qualcomm's 2G patent suit vs. Nokia

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Nokia-Qualcomm patent suit? power saving? power control? 2G handset?

The U.K. High Court has ruled that Nokia Corp.'s GSM/GPRS/Edge handsets did not infringe Qualcomm Inc.'s power saving and power control patents.

The court found that although the Nokia products included the patented technologies, the power saving patent is invalid and that the power control patent is partially valid but, insofar as it is valid, is not infringed by Nokia.

Qualcomm is considering whether to seek permission from the U.K. court to amend the patents and appeal the decision

In a separate case filed by Qualcomm against Nokia, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) last week decided against Qualcomm's petition for review of Judge Luckern's Initial Determination issued on 12 December, 2007. Judge Luckern concluded that Nokia does not infringe the three alleged Qualcomm patents in the case and that one of the patents is invalid. This ITC investigation has now been terminated.

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