Nokia, Lenovo shake hands on patent deal
Nokia has announced that it has struck a “multi-year, multi-technology patent cross-license agreement” with Chinese PC maker Lenovo.
The deal, which involves Lenovo making a net balancing payment to Nokia, means that all pending patent litigation and other proceedings between the two parties – in all jurisdictions – is dropped. Financial details were not disclosed.
Nokia and Lenovo have been at legal loggerheads with each other since at least 2019, with the Finnish supplier filing lawsuits against the Chinese firm in various countries, including Germany and the US, over alleged infringement of some 20 patents in relation to video compression standard H.264.
Things got so heated in Germany that a Munich court, after ruling that Lenovo infringed on one of Nokia’s patents, ordered a recall of the PC maker’s products from retailers.
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