The patent war between Nokia, which has 20,000 patent families in its portfolio, and the Chinese Lenovo Group is over.
The two companies settled their dispute in favor of Nokia through a cross-licensing agreement.
The patent war between Finnish telecommunications equipment manufacturer Nokia and Chinese Lenovo Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of PCs, is over. The parties announced that they resolved all pending cases.
While the terms and finances of the newly signed cross-licensing agreement remain confidential, Nokia says the terms are in its favor. In 2019, the Finnish company took legal action against Lenovo, which it accused of infringing 20 patents on video compression technology.
Has critical patents on 5G
Lawsuits were filed in the United States, Brazil, India and Germany. Last September, a Munich court ruled in favor of Nokia, finding that Lenovo had infringed one of its patents. He also ordered the withdrawal of products whose patent was infringed.
However, the decision was overturned by the court of appeal in November. Nokia has a large portfolio of approximately 20,000 patent families, including more than 3,500 patent families required for the 5G standard.