Quick Note: Nokia, HTC Strike a Patent Deal, End All Pending Lawsuits
February 7, 2014 8:02 PM
comment(s) - last by
Nokia and HTC will also work on projects together in regards to HTC's LTE patents
Nokia and HTC have decided to play nice and settle all ongoing patent disputes between the two.
, HTC will pay the Finnish company a fee for access to its technology, but the fee amount is being kept quiet.
In addition, Nokia and HTC will work on projects together in regards to HTC's LTE patents, and will even pair up for other future technology projects.
"We are very pleased to have reached a settlement and collaboration agreement with HTC, which is a long standing licensee for Nokia's standards essential patents," said Paul Melin, chief intellectual property officer at Nokia. "This agreement validates Nokia's implementation patents and enables us to focus on further licensing opportunities."
Nokia and HTC are just one recent example of tech companies working together rather than arguing. For instance, Samsung settled with Google, Ericsson and Cisco separately in recent weeks to end litigation related to patents.
However, one notable patent rivalry still remains, and that's between Samsung and Apple. The two have been duking it out since April 2011 when Apple accused Samsung of being an iPhone and iPad copycat.
But there's hope for an end to the bloody battle (at least in the U.S.), as both Apple and Samsung
agreed to mediation
over U.S. patents last month. Samsung CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon and Apple CEO Tim Cook agreed to meet regarding settlement opportunities on or before February 19.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
2/9/2014 3:08:09 PM
Except his precious.
2/9/2014 7:39:19 PM
Funny you should mention that, as Google has sued British Telecom and Apple, both over patent infringement. Even more funny is the fact that Google is suing the US government because they did not get a contract that the government said another bidder better fulfilled the requirement for.
"Vista runs on Atom ... It's just no one uses it". -- Intel CEO Paul Otellini
Apple, Samsung to Meet for Mediation Over U.S. Patents, Discuss Settlement Opportunities
January 9, 2014, 8:58 AM
Quick Note: New "Windows" Branding for Microsoft's Smartphones is Leaked
September 15, 2014, 2:00 PM
Sony Abandons Android Upgrade Support for Year Old Xperia and 3 Others
September 15, 2014, 11:07 AM
Apple Racked Up 4 Million iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Pre-orders Within 24 Hours
September 15, 2014, 9:54 AM
Despite Massive Failure of Apple Store Website, "Record Number" of iPhone 6 Pre-orders Received
September 12, 2014, 1:19 PM
Quick Note: Motorola Set to Release Unlocked, “Pure Edition” of Second Gen Moto X
September 12, 2014, 12:37 PM
Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox One, PS4 Launches Nov 18; PC Version Lands Jan 27
September 12, 2014, 9:04 AM
Most Popular Articles
Apple Announces 4.7" iPhone 6, 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus
September 9, 2014, 1:45 PM
Apple Announces Its Smartwatch: The $349 Apple Watch
September 9, 2014, 2:09 PM
Appalling Negligence: Decade-Old Windows XPe Holes Led to Home Depot Hack
September 8, 2014, 8:58 PM
T-Mobile Launches Un-carrier 7.0, Beefs Up Wi-Fi Calling
September 11, 2014, 2:56 PM
HTC Preps Nexus 9 With Nvidia K1 64-Bit "Denver" SoC, Android L Onboard
September 10, 2014, 10:21 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information