Feeds

Nokia seeks Qualcomm import ban

Worked for Broadcom, might work for Nokia

Top three mobile application threats

Nokia has requested that the US International Trade Commission (ITC) investigate Qualcomm's importing of products infringing Nokia patents, with a view to getting such imports banned.

Qualcomm is already banned from importing, to the US, chips (or handsets containing chips) which infringe a patent owned by Broadcom. The company has been working to find ways around that patent, while still contesting the infringement.

Nokia reckons Qualcomm is infringing five of its patents, and is looking to get a similar import ban imposed.

"We are seeking the same remedies Qualcomm has sought against Nokia in multiple venues around the world," Nokia chief financial officer Rick Simonson said.

Qualcomm is still in dispute with Nokia about various patent infringements, including chip designs as well as Qualcomm's MediaFLO and BREW products.

The ITC started investigating the Broadcom infringement in June 2005, but the eventual ban didn't come until two years later. This makes Nokia's request a long-term move which reaffirms that it is in for the duration, and puts additional pressure on Qualcomm to settle early. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Virgin Media so, so SORRY for turning spam fire-hose on its punters
Hundreds of emails flood inboxes thanks to gaffe
A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally
Breakfast in London, lunch in NYC, and your clothes in Peru
AT&T threatens to pull out of FCC wireless auctions over purchase limits
Company wants ability to buy more spectrum space in auction
Turnbull leaves Australia's broadband blackspots in the dark
New Statement of Expectations to NBN Co offers get-out clauses for blackspot builds
Facebook claims 100 MEEELLION active users in India
Who needs China when you've got the next billion in your sights?
Facebook splats in-app chat, whacks brats into crack yakety-yak app
Jibber-jabbering addicts turfed out just as Zuck warned
Google looks to LTE and Wi-Fi to help it lube YouTube tubes
Bandwidth hogger needs tube embiggenment if it's to succeed
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.