by CIO Staff

Qualcomm ‘Extends’ Patent Suit Against Nokia to U.K.

May 24, 20061 min

Qualcomm, a provider of various wireless technologies, on Wednesday filed patent infringement litigation in the United Kingdom against Nokia, another provider of wireless tech, regarding two patents related to phones that can work in accordance with the GPRS and/or the EDGE standard but not with CDMA tech, according to a May 24 Qualcomm press release on

San Diego, Calif.-based Qualcomm called the suit an “extension” of its current patent litigation filed against Nokia in the United States on Nov. 4, 2005.

The company is asking the Patent Court of the High Court of England and Wales to issue an injunction and reward the appropriate damages.

The new proceedings include a significant reduction of patents that Qualcomm alleges Nokia is infringing upon, as the company has charged Nokia with illegally using 12 patents in the United States, the Register reports.

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