Qualcomm initiates patent infringement proceedings against Nokia in the UK

MUMBAI: Qualcomm Incorporated, a developer and innovator of CDMA2000, WCDMA and other advanced wireless technologies, today commenced patent infringement litigation in the UK against Nokia Corporation.

The proceedings, issued in the Patents Court of the High Court of England and Wales, allege infringement of two patents by Nokia in the UK in relation to mobile devices which are capable of operating in accordance with the GPRS and/or Edge standards but not having a capability to operate with CDMA technology. The proceedings seek an injunction against Nokia, as well as damages in relation to phones already sold.

This litigation is a geographic extension of the patent infringement litigation filed by Qualcomm against Nokia in the US on 4 November, 2005. Both cases involve infringement of Qualcomm's patents by Nokia's GSM/GPRS/Edge products.

Qualcomm's extensive patent portfolio includes more than 4,000 US patents and patent applications and more than 20,000 patents and applications around the globe.

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