Nokia resolves legal hassles with Kyocera
Worldâ€™s number one mobile maker Nokia has announced that they have resolved all their legal and patent related hassles with Japanese mobile maker Kyocera. The companies were stuck in a legal battle over their patents and this deal between the two mobile manufacturers now resolves the problems.
As part of the deal, Kyocera would now be paying royalties to Nokia for all its CDMA mobile phone and module products. Both the companies declined to reveal the financial details of this deal between them. Nokia added in a statement on this deal: “Reciprocally, Nokia is licensed under all of Kyocera’s essential patents, and some additional patents, relating to all standards and covering all Nokia mobile phone, module, and infrastructure products.â€
Nokia and Kyocera were entangled in these patent related legal hassles since around 2 years.
Nokia Corporation is one of the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturers. With headquarters in Keilaniemi of Espoo, Finland, this Finnish telecommunications company is best known today for its leading range of mobile phones. Nokia also produces mobile phone infrastructure and other telecommunications equipment for applications such as traditional voice telephony, ISDN, broadband access, professional mobile radio, voice over IP, wireless LAN, a line of digital terrestrial television receivers and satellite receivers.
Kyocera Corporation is a Japanese company based in Kyoto, Japan. They were founded in 1959 by Kazuo Inamori. They produce ceramics- and printing-related devices, as well as a comprehensive line of imaging products. Until recently, they also manufactured a complete line of 35mm and medium format cameras under the Contax trade name. In January 2000, Kyocera acquired photocopier manufacturer Mita Industrial, and a month later, they bought the mobile phone manufacturing operations of San Diego, California-based Qualcomm.