QUALCOMM Incorporated, a leading developer and innovator of CDMA2000, WCDMA and other advanced wireless technologies, today commenced patent infringement litigation in the UK against Nokia Corporation. The proceedings, issued in the Patents Court of the High Court of England and Wales, allege infringement of two patents by Nokia in the UK in relation to mobile devices which are capable of operating in accordance with the GPRS and/or EDGE standards but not having a capability to operate with CDMA technology. The proceedings seek an injunction against Nokia, as well as damages in relation to phones already sold.
This litigation is a geographic extension of the patent infringement litigation filed by QUALCOMM against Nokia in the U.S. on November 4, 2005. Both cases involve infringement of QUALCOMM's patents by Nokia's GSM/GPRS/EDGE products.
QUALCOMM's extensive patent portfolio includes more than 4,000 U.S. patents and patent applications and more than 20,000 patents and applications around the globe. QUALCOMM has entered into more than 130 royalty-bearing license agreements with the world's leading telecommunications equipment makers and consumer electronics manufacturers. QUALCOMM's extensive licensing program has fostered the widespread adoption of leading-edge technologies and promoted vibrant competition throughout the wireless industry, encouraging innovation and technological advancement.
QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2006 FORTUNE 500 company traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market.