Nokia and Lenovo settles patent fight

Nokia has settled a patent fight with Lenovo Group, the world’s biggest PC maker, resolving all pending litigation across all jurisdictions, the companies have revealed.

While terms of the cross-license agreement remain confidential, Lenovo will make a net balancing payment to Nokia.

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 in September that Lenovo infringed one of Nokia’s patents, and it ordered an injunction and a recall of products from retailers.

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 here a deal with Samsung to license patents covering its innovations in video standards.

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