Region: Finland

Nokia pushes its licensing horizons further after another strong quarter

Nokia followed its outstanding 2017 in IP with a strong FY 2018 first quarter, underlining its status as the market’s standout performer. Revenues from Nokia Technologies, the division largely made up of patent, brand and technology licensing,…

30 April 2018

Nokia’s booming licensing business is based on high-quality patents, with filings and acquisitions to help grow its portfolio, exclusive analysis for IAM reveals

Approximately 35% of Qualcomm patents cite Nokia assets, research commissioned by IAM has uncovered. In a deep-dive into the Finnish company’s portfolio, published exclusively for subscribers yesterday, other information revealed by the team of…

30 March 2018

How Nokia’s spate of sales and licensing deals have affected its patent position: exclusive data analysis

Although Nokia has “one of the two most valuable portfolios relevant to wireless connectivity”, according to Microsoft, the Finnish communications company was still struggling with its mobile handsets business as recently as 2013. Today, it is one…

29 March 2018

Nokia forecasts significant licensing growth after a big year for its patent business team

Earnings season is in full swing and so far, of the licensing-heavy businesses to report, it’s Nokia that is arguably the standout performer.Many of the headlines on the Finnish company’s results purred about the strong licensing performance…

02 February 2018

Round-up - another big litigation drop, Fortress deals, rumours of significant Xiaomi acquisition

As we covered late last month in our top 10 stories of the year, 2017 was a particularly active year for patent news in the US. From Indian tribes becoming major patent owners and claiming sovereign immunity at the PTAB, to major corporate IP…

05 January 2018

New licensing vehicle will be offering a slice of 12,000 former Nokia patents for just $100,000

Earlier this month we broke the story of how a large portfolio of Nokia patents had been acquired by Provenance Asset Group LLC, which is led by Dan McCurdy and Tim Lynch of Quatela Lynch McCurdy (QLM). Now, based on exclusive interviews with…

30 October 2017

Nokia disposes of huge US portfolio as company continues to streamline its patent arsenal

This story has been updated to include details of Dan McCurdy's role with Provenance Asset Group. In what looks like one of the biggest patent deals of the year so far, Nokia has transferred a portfolio of almost 4,000 US grants to an entity…

20 October 2017

The $2 billion Apple licensing deal validates Nokia's portfolio and its strategy; expect more to follow

If you were looking for clues as to why Apple is fighting its patent battle with Qualcomm so intensely, you might find some in the latest quarterly results announced by Nokia. These reveal a one off payment of over $2 billion to the Finnish company…

31 July 2017

Five key takeaways from the big patent and business deal agreed by Nokia and Xiaomi

Yesterday, Nokia announced a patent cross-licence and sale agreement with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, which it said was part of a broader business cooperation agreement. No financial terms were disclosed, but we know that both sides will get a…

06 July 2017

Apple’s anti-privateering push against Nokia looks like a litigation play rather than a serious challenge

The dispute between Nokia and Apple that effectively kicked off the smartphone litigation wars in 2009 included many familiar tactics from the operating company v operating company patent dispute playbook. The Finnish tech giant sued first in…

06 January 2017

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