STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Finland’s Nokia has settled a multi-year patent fight with China’s Lenovo Group, the world’s biggest PC maker, resolving all pending litigation across all jurisdictions, the companies said on Wednesday.
A Nokia spokesman declined to disclose the financial details.
Nokia launched its legal battle against Lenovo in 2019 over alleged infringement of 20 video-compression technology patents and had cases in the United States, Brazil and India, in addition to six cases in Germany.
Lenovo had also sued Nokia in a court in California.
A Munich court ruled https://www.reuters.com/article/ctech-us-nokia-patent-lenovo-idCAKBN2751ZR-OCATC in September that Lenovo infringed one of Nokia’s patents, and it ordered an injunction and a recall of products from retailers. The order was stayed https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-nokia-patent-lenovo-group-idUKKBN27I264 in November by a German appeals court.
Nokia’s patent portfolio is composed of around 20,000 patent families, including over 3,500 patent families declared essential to the 5G technology standard.
Last month Nokia struck https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nokia-patent-samsung-idUSKBN2B30ML a deal with Samsung to license patents covering its innovations in video standards.
Its Scandinavian rival, Ericsson, has also got ongoing patent disputes https://cn.reuters.com/article/kpn-ericsson-patent-idCNL8N2LU1VQ with Samsung and KPN NV, the largest Dutch telecommunications company.
(Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee in Stockholm; Editing by Matthew Lewis)