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Nokia Responds To Qualcomm Lawsuit

Following on from Qualcomm’s announcement that it was suing Nokia for patent infringement the Finnish company has replied that Qualcomm hasn’t yet engaged in any negotiations concerning these matters. It sounds like a serious PR war shaping up…
“According to Nokia, with respect to the patents alleged to be essential to the GSM/GPRS/EDGE standards, Qualcomm has a duty to license the patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms. Qualcomm has not provided Nokia with any proposed terms for a license in compliance with its obligations.”
Nokia was one of several companies which complained to the European Union regulators about the licensing terms Qualcomm has set for its 3G patents…it looks like any discussion on this topic has been Qualcomm saying “give me lots of money” and Nokia saying “no”.