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Qualcomm Sues Nokia Over Patents

Qualcomm has filed a lawsuit against Nokia, accusing it of infringing a dozen patents related to GSM…it asked Nokia to stop selling or producing products in the U.S. designed for GSM networks and that it was demanding financial damages. Qualcomm dominates the market for technology and chips for CDMA, the mobile phone technology it invented. It said Nokia has used some of Qualcomm’s CDMA technology to improve GSM networks so that they too could achieve faster speeds for data services such as video calls and Internet downloads.
The suit comes just days after Nokia and five other high technology companies complained to the European Commission about Qualcomm’s market practices, accusing it of stifling competition in 3G mobile phone chip market. Qualcomm rejected the accusations.