Nokia won a round in one of its patent battles with
chip maker Qualcomm as a judge with the U.S.
International Trade Commission ruled for the mobile
telephone maker on Wednesday.
The judge found no infringement or violation by Nokia
of the three asserted Qualcomm patents. In addition, it
was determined that patent '473 was found to be
"We are pleased with Judge Luckern's decision and
believe it is consistent with and supported by the
facts," said Rick Simonson, Chief Financial Officer,
Nokia. "This decision confirms our belief that Qualcomm
does not have relevant GSM patents. This is another
failed attempt by Qualcomm to mislead both Nokia and
the telecommunications industry."
Qualcomm had accused Nokia of infringing on three
patents that help reduce dropped calls for Nokia phone
The ITC, which determines whether imports unfairly
injure U.S. companies, must now decide if it will
uphold Luckern's decision. The agency has said it aims
to reach a decision by March 12, 2008.
The two companies have been wrangling over a cross-
licensing agreement for technology patents that expired
in April 2007.