Sunday, March 18, 2007

Nokia Files Patent Case Against QUALCOMM in Europe

Nokia has filed complaints against QUALCOMM in Germany and the Netherlands requesting declarations that QUALCOMM's European patents are exhausted in respect of products placed on the European Union (EU) market with a QUALCOMM license, in this instance chipsets supplied by Texas Instruments. Texas Instruments and Qualcomm are publicly known to have entered into a so called Patent Portfolio License in 2000.

If Nokia's claim succeeds, Qualcomm would be prevented in Europe from enforcing its respective patents in relation to Nokia handsets incorporating such chipsets.