Nokia said on Wednesday that Finland’s Nokia has reached a multi-year patent lawsuit with China’s Lenovo Group, the world’s largest personal computer manufacturer, to resolve all pending lawsuits in all jurisdictions.
The Finnish telecommunications equipment manufacturer said that although the terms of the cross-licensing agreement remain confidential, Lenovo will pay Nokia the net balance.
A Nokia spokesperson declined to disclose financial details.
Nokia initiated legal proceedings against Lenovo in 2019, accusing it of alleged infringement of 20 video compression technology patents, and filed lawsuits in Germany, Germany and six other countries/regions.
Lenovo also sued Nokia in a California court.
A Munich court ruled in September that Lenovo infringed a Nokia patent, issued an injunction, and recalled products from retailers. The order was suspended by the German Court of Appeal in November.
Lenovo’s Chief Intellectual Property Officer John Mulgrew said: “The conclusion of the global agreement will enable further development of cooperation between our companies to benefit customeLast. Nokia and Samsung reached an agreement last month. Authorize it to cover its innovative patents among global video standard makers.”
Nokia’s patent portfolio is composed of approximately 20,000 patent families, including more than 3,500 patent families declared to be critical to 5G technical standards.
Its Scandinavian rival Ericsson has also been having ongoing patent disputes with Samsung and KPN NV, the largest telecommunications company in the Netherlands.
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