Nokia and Qualcomm have entered into a new agreement covering various standards including GSM, EDGE, CDMA, WCDMA, HSDPA, OFDM, WiMAX, LTE and other technologies. The agreement will result in settlement of all litigation between the companies, including the withdrawal by Nokia of its complaint to the European Commission.
Under the terms of the new 15-year agreement, Nokia has been granted alicense under all Qualcomm's patents for use in Nokia mobile devices and Nokia Siemens Networks infrastructure equipment. Further, Nokia has agreednot to use any of its patents directly against Qualcomm, enabling Qualcomm
to integrate Nokia's technology into Qualcomm's chipsets. Nokia has agreed to assign ownership of a
number of patents to Qualcomm, including patents declared as essential to WCDMA, GSM and OFDMA.
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