Nokia and HTC sign agreement, all patent litigation dismissed

Summary:Valentine's Day is next Friday and it looks like Nokia and HTC are setting the mood by reaching an agreement and dismissing all patent litigation.

Nokia and HTC sign agreement, all patent litigation dismissed
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Like most of you I get sick of seeing all these lawsuits between mobile companies. I am sure there are legitimate reasons for the lawsuits, but many seem to be spiteful. It was good to hear that Nokia and HTC signed a patent and technology agreement that dismisses all patent litigation between the two companies.

While the full terms of the agreement are confidential, the press release states that HTC will make payments to Nokia and the collaboration will involve HTC's LTE patent portfolio.

HTC recently had a small win in this ongoing battle when a German court dismissed a Nokia suit related to receiving calls while downloading OTA updates. Before this, Nokia had a couple of wins against HTC so it is good to see them finally coming to terms.

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Topics: Mobility, Microsoft, Smartphones


Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 2... Full Bio

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