Nokia had alleged infringement of patents on technology that made its telephones smaller and more efficient. Nokia had requested the ITC bar the importation of the infringing chips.
An ITC administrative law judge granted Qualcomm's motion to dismiss the suit on October 18. Nokia protested, requesting a review of the decision, but the commission upheld it.
There are more than a dozen lawsuits pending between Nokia and Qualcomm on three continents.