Finland’s Nokia has settled a multi-year patent struggle with China’s Lenovo Group, the world’s largest PC maker, resolving all pending litigation throughout all jurisdictions, the businesses mentioned on Wednesday.
Whereas phrases of the cross-license settlement stay confidential, Lenovo will make a internet balancing fee to Nokia, the Finnish telecom gear maker mentioned.
A Nokia spokesman declined to reveal the monetary particulars.
Nokia launched its authorized battle in opposition to Lenovo in 2019 over alleged infringement of 20 video-compression know-how patents and had circumstances in the US, Brazil, and India, along with six circumstances in Germany.
Lenovo had additionally sued Nokia in a courtroom in California.
A Munich courtroom dominated in September that Lenovo infringed one among Nokia’s patents, and it ordered an injunction and a recall of merchandise from retailers. The order was stayed in November by a German appeals courtroom.
“The worldwide accord struck will allow future collaboration between our firms for the advantage of customeLast month Nokia struck a deal with Samsung to license patents masking its improvements in video standardsrs worldwide,” mentioned John Mulgrew, chief mental property officer of Lenovo.
Nokia’s patent portfolio consists of round 20,000 patent households, together with over 3,500 patent households declared important to the 5G know-how normal.
Its Scandinavian rival, Ericsson, has additionally acquired ongoing patent disputes with Samsung and KPN NV, the most important Dutch telecommunications firm.
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