Region: Finland

Nokia Technologies head steps down just after company joins the $1 billion licensing club

Just two years after he took the job and only a month after Nokia finally did the deal to allow it to join the very exclusive $1 billion IP licensing club, the Finnish company has announced that Ramzi Haidamus –the head of its Technologies division …

01 September 2016

Huawei attracts flak from Nokia, while adversary Samsung signs major deal with the Finnish company

Last week, IAM reported on Huawei’s filing of a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas against Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Mobile USA. In that complaint, the Chinese company is seeking a declaratory judgment in an effort to pressure T-Mobile…

15 July 2016

Finland

Q: What options are open to a patent owner seeking to enforce its rights in your jurisdiction?A patent infringement suit can be filed with the Market Court, which has exclusive jurisdiction in patent matters at first instance. If the situation…

11 April 2016

Nokia Technologies builds its patent royalty income, but Ericsson’s shadow continues to loom

It’s fair to say that the market was not hugely impressed by the terms of the licensing agreement announced yesterday between Nokia and Samsung. After sorting out the nuts and bolts of the deal in 2013, the two sides let the International Court of…

02 February 2016

Nokia/Alcatel tie-up cleared in China following patent promises and a timely joint venture

Chinese regulators have finally given the green light to Nokia’s proposed takeover of Alcatel-Lucent, paving the way for the €15.6 billion deal to go ahead. The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) gave its clearance after extracting promises from the…

22 October 2015

Global IP licensing and royalty fee numbers reveal the world's maker and taker economies

The latest edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) was launched in London this week, offering a unique take on which global economies are ahead in ‘innovation-driven growth’. Put together by WIPO, INSEAD and Cornell University, the 400-page…

19 September 2015

Following hook-up with Uniloc, Marathon becomes the latest NPE to explore commercialisation + licensing

There was much discussion on Marathon Patent Group’s call last week with investors to mark the announcement of its second quarter results. Earlier in the month the company had announced that it was merging with fellow NPE Uniloc in a deal that will…

28 August 2015

Microsoft and Nokia speak to IAM on Korean competition regulator’s approval of mobile deal

Both Microsoft and Nokia have responded to the blog we ran yesterday on the decision by Korea's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) to give the green light to Microsoft’s €5.4 billion-plus acquisition of the Finnish company's mobile devices and…

28 August 2015

Microsoft’s Android licensing bonanza may be on downward trajectory after Korean Nokia deal approval

NOTE: After publication of the blog below we received comments from both Microsoft and Nokia clarifying certain issues. You can access these in a story we published on 28th August. Some parts of the blog below have also been amended to reflect the…

27 August 2015

There is nothing wrong with privateering; patent owners are entitled to maximise the value of their assets

In the last couple of years there have been several attempts to stymie privateering – the model by which operating companies sell patents to an NPE which then seeks to monetise them, usually through an assertion campaign. The original owner may…

19 May 2015

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