Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia has suspended legal action against German carmaker Daimler in the hope that mediation will resolve their dispute over technology licensing fees.
However, the decision drew a cool response from Daimler, which reiterated that the two companies had different legal opinions on the dispute, reported Reuters.
Nokia’s pursuit of fees from Daimler has thrown a spotlight on the wider battle between tech companies and the car industry over royalties for technologies essential for navigation systems, vehicle communications, and self-driving cars.
Daimler, along with Bury Technologies, Continental, Valeo, and Thales-owned Gemalto, complained to the European Commission this year about fees demanded by Nokia for patents related to car communications.
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