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Nokia is settling a long-running patent battle with Lenovo in all countries

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Finland’s Nokia has filed a long-running patent battle with China’s Lenovo Group, the world’s largest computer maker, resolving all pending lawsuits in all jurisdictions, the companies said on Wednesday.

As long as the terms of the cross-licensing agreement remain confidential, Lenovo will make a net balancing payment to Nokia, said the Finnish manufacturer of telecom equipment.

A Nokia a spokesman declined to disclose financial details.

Nokia has launched a lawsuit against Lenovo in 2019 for alleged infringement of 20 patents for video compression technology and has had lawsuits in the United States, Brazil and India, in addition to six cases in Germany.

Lenovo has also sued Nokia in California.

A Munich court ruled in September Lenovo violated one of Nokia’s patents and he ordered the order and withdrawal of products from retailers. The the order was left in November by a German appellate court.

“The global agreement reached will allow for future cooperation between our companies in favor of customome Last month Nokia make a deal s Samsung to license patents covering its innovations in video standardizers around the world, “said John Mulgrew, Lenovo’s Chief Intellectual Property Officer.

Nokia’s patent portfolio consists of about 20,000 patent families, including more than 3,500 patent families declared essential to the 5G technology standard.

His Scandinavian rival, Ericsson, there are also ongoing patent disputes with Samsung and KPN NV, the largest Dutch telecommunications company.

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