Create a free Manufacturing.net account to continue

Qualcomm: ITC Upheld Nokia Patent Infringement Ruling

Wireless technology company said the International Trade Commission has upheld a judge's ruling that Nokia Corp.'s handsets do not infringe on three of its patents.

NEW YORK (AP) — Wireless technology company Qualcomm Inc. said late Wednesday the International Trade Commission has upheld a judge's ruling that Nokia Corp.'s handsets do not infringe on three of its patents.

Qualcomm, which filed the complaint with the ITC in June 2006, said it was disappointed with the decision. The company added it will decide whether to appeal.

A Nokia representative could not immediately be reached for comment early Thursday morning.

Qualcomm said the ITC decision relates to 2G, or second-generation wireless products and not to 3G products that are the subject of other patent cases. The company's 2006 complaint covered six patents, but Qualcomm later withdrew three.

San Diego-based Qualcomm's legal problems date back to 2005, when Nokia and five other companies complained to the European Union about its business practices.

Finland-based Nokia is the world's largest cell phone maker.
More in Industry 4.0