Saturday 20 January 2018

Nokia and Apple settle legal disputes with 'meaningful' pact to collaborate

Nokia, which owns a huge portfolio of patents, said it will receive an up-front cash payment from Apple (AP)
Nokia, which owns a huge portfolio of patents, said it will receive an up-front cash payment from Apple (AP)

Nokia and Apple have settled their numerous legal disputes after signing an agreement to work together.

Nokia, once the world's leading mobile phone maker and now a network provider after selling its ailing phone operation to Microsoft in 2014, described the pact as "meaningful".

Maria Varsellona, Nokia's chief legal officer, said the agreement "moves our relationship with Apple from being adversaries in court to business partners working for the benefit of our customers".

The two companies have been involved in a number of patent infringement claims over the years.

Nokia, which owns a huge portfolio of patents, said it will receive an up-front cash payment from Apple, with additional revenues during the term of the agreement.

AP

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