Feeds

Nokia gets thrown out of Dutch court

Nokia, Qualcomm, handbags at ten paces

Application security programs and practises

Nokia today saw its Netherlands case thrown out of court on the grounds they hadn't explained it properly, three weeks after the same thing happened in Germany - but the war of patents between the two companies continues.

This case was brought on the grounds that Nokia shouldn't pay patent fees to Qualcomm because such fees are already paid by Texas Instruments, who supply chips to Nokia. But Nokia has been paying hundreds of millions in royalties on the basis of an agreement signed years ago, at least until April when that agreement came up for renewal.

The dismissal is far from the end of the matter, and Nokia is keen to emphasise that the court has not ruled against the company but just felt their case was too vague. Nokia has three months to appeal, which should give them time to tighten up their arguments if they so wish.

Still, this is just one round in the ongoing battle between the two companies, or rather between Qualcomm and the rest of the world. Qualcomm makes its money from its wall of patents, and is fighting on many fronts to maintain that income, but this small victory will be comfort in their ongoing conflict. ®

HP ProLiant Gen8: Integrated lifecycle automation

More from The Register

next story
Google Nest, ARM, Samsung pull out Thread to strangle ZigBee
But there's a flaw in Google's IP-based IoT system
Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN
Exec finds stream speed climbs when smuggled out
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website
Deadline for comments on net neutrality shake-up extended to Friday
GoTenna: How does this 'magic' work?
An ideal product if you believe the Earth is flat
NBN Co execs: No FTTN product until 2015
Faster? Not yet. Cheaper? No data
Oh girl, you jus' didn't: Level 3 slaps Verizon in Netflix throttle blowup
Just hook us up to more 10Gbps ports, backbone biz yells in tit-for-tat spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.