Qualcomm said the U.S. International Trade Commission has begun its investigation into whether Nokia's import and sale of GSM, GPRS and EDGE mobile phones, devices and components infringe on Qualcomm patents. Qualcomm filed a complaint on June 9, asking the ITC to stop Nokia from importing products. Qualcomm has also filed a patent-infringement action in the U.K. Analysts see the moves as posturing as Qualcomm and Nokia negotiate new deal on an expiring licensing agreement that allows Nokia to sell CDMA and W-CDMA handsets and Qualcomm to sell GSM chips that rely on Nokia patents.
To read more about the ITC's initial investigation:
- take a look at this article from Red Herring