LG to licence Nokia patents pertaining to 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile communication technologies

LG to licence Nokia patents pertaining to 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile communication technologies
Nokia and LG Electronics jointly announced today a new agreement in which LG will licence various patents from Nokia. LG has now become the first company to licence patented technologies from Nokia since Microsoft purchased Nokia's device arm back in 2014. 

More than a year ago when Microsoft purchased Nokia's device business, the Redmond-based tech giant also purchased rights to use Nokia's patents for the sum of $2.2 billion, although the company did not purchase the patents themselves.

Although Nokia doesn't make smartphones anymore, as its deal with Microsoft prohibits this for the time being, the company is the owner of a wide range of patents, ranging from 4G technologies to phone design. According to Nokia, the company now licences various patented technologies pertaining to 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile communication technologies to more than 60 companies.

According to Ramzi Haidamus, President of Nokia Technologies, this is a "mutually beneficial approach". Unfortunately, we'll have to take his word for it, as most of the deal's terms remain confidential for now, with royalty payments to be determined by commercial arbitration at some point in the future. For the moment, the two companies shared no other details regarding the agreement.

source: Nokia

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5 Comments

1. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

What's with LicenCe all over the post?

2. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

Never mind - that's British! I thought it could only be used as a noun.

3. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015

Hmmm, what are they up too. Nokia owns so many patients n tech

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Nokia is still big! They have a lot of money and not dead as many thinks!

5. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

After using the LG Volt...they better. That is one abomination of a phone. I cant think of one good thing about it.

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