US: Auto supplier sues Nokia over conspiring to inflate rates

US: Auto supplier sues Nokia over conspiring to inflate rates

Nokia and other patent holders have conspired with the licensing platform Avanci to charge “exorbitant” rates for access to technology essential to 2G, 3G and 4G wireless standards, according to a lawsuit filed on Friday, May 10, by a division of automotive supplier Continental AG. Continental Automotive Systems, which makes telematics control units for cars, […]

EU: Continental, Valeo join the fight against Nokia

EU: Continental, Valeo join the fight against Nokia

German car parts maker Continental and French rival Valeo have joined Daimler and Bury Technologies to seek an EU antitrust investigation into Nokia’s patent licensing practices for cars, the Finnish tech company announced on Wednesday, April 17. Last month, German carmaker Daimler and Bury complained to the European Commission about Nokia’s patents essential to car […]

EU: Bury joins Daimler in calling for Nokia patent probe

EU: Bury joins Daimler in calling for Nokia patent probe

German electronics company Bury has asked European Union antitrust regulators to investigate Nokia’s licensing practices on patents essential to car communications, the second such complaint after Daimler. While companies with key patents are expected to offer these on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms, the lack of clear rules on calculating license fees and terms inevitably […]

EU: Daimler asks watchdog to probe Nokia patents

EU: Daimler asks watchdog to probe Nokia patents

German carmaker Daimler has complained to EU antitrust regulators about Nokia patents essential to car communications, reported Reuters. Daimler confirmed that it had lodged a complaint with the European Commission against Nokia. “We want clarification on how essential patents for telecommunications standards are to be licensed in the automotive industry,” the car maker said in […]

EU: Chinese ban will not delay 5G says Nokia

EU: Chinese ban will not delay 5G says Nokia

Nokia does not expect the possible exclusion of Chinese companies on security grounds to delay the rollout of next-generation 5G services in European markets, reported Reuters. Debate is raging in Europe over whether to heed calls from Washington to bar China’s Huawei Technologies, even as big telecoms operators warn that such a move could set […]

US: Nokia stands with Qualcomm in FTC SEP case

US: Nokia stands with Qualcomm in FTC SEP case

According to the World Intellectual Property Review, Nokia has sided with Qualcomm in its standard-essential patent (SEP) dispute with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). District Judge Lucy Koh allowed the FTC to file a response to Nokia’s amicus brief at the US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, on […]

US: Nokia denies Juniper Networks purchase “rumors”

US: Nokia denies Juniper Networks purchase “rumors”

Nokia labeled press reports about a potential acquisition of Juniper Networks as “rumors,” and said it is not currently in acquisition talks with the Silicon Valley company. Nokia stopped short of saying it is not in any type of strategic talks with the vendor, leaving open the possibility that the two companies may be discussing […]

US: FTC and Qualcomm granted access to Nokia docs in antitrust suits

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a putative class of cellphone purchasers asked a California federal court to request help from the Finnish government in securing documents from Nokia in parallel litigations over Qualcomm’s patent licensing practices, a day after Qualcomm made a similar request for its defense. According to Law360 on Monday, November 6, […]

Spain: Nokia Networks fined in antitrust case

Spain:  Nokia Networks fined in antitrust case

Spanish communications and competition regulator, CNMC, has fined Nokia Solutions and Networks Spain a total of EUR 1.74 million (US$1.94m) following anticompetitive behavior in the tender to modernize and maintain the country’s railway communication system on high-speed train lines. Specifically, the CNMC accused Nokia of abusing of its dominant position and engaging in a margin […]

EU: Apple and Nokia settle their differences

EU: Apple and Nokia settle their differences

Apple and Nokia have reached a deal after a testy legal dispute over the Finnish company’s patents. The two sides announced the agreement in a joint statement yesterday, five months after they had sued each other over royalty payments. The deal will see Apple make a sizeable one-off payment, as well as future fees, for […]