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July 24, 2008

Nokia and Qualcomm resolution will spark greater innovation

ESPOO, Finland – Having successfully managed to unlock legal horns, Nokia and global chipset creator Qualcomm have announced a new agreement that promises to enable even greater innovations over the coming decades.

Today, a new 15-year agreement was announced between the companies, granting Nokia a license to use all Qualcomm’s patents in its devices. From our perspective as users it’s hugely positive, because this equips Nokia with an extra level of freedom to evolve new hardware with a slightly larger and sharper toolset.

This is a point Nokia CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo was keen to highlight today:

“We believe that this agreement is positive for the industry, enabling the market to benefit from innovation and new technologies”

Click here to read full details on the new agreement.

What are your thoughts on this resolution between Nokia and Qualcomm? Do you believe it will open up the floodgates to yet more hardware and chipset innovation?

Stories elsewhere…
Nokia and Qualcomm end patent war – The Register
Qualcomm, Nokia sign licensing deal, end lawsuits – Los Angeles Times
Qualcomm, Nokia deal ends long legal battle – Reuters