You have to love it when two companies fight like children and then suddenly grow up. For as long as I can remember Nokia and Qualcomm have been squabbling over patents.
To paraphrase Monty Python the two companies have decided, ‘lets not bicker and argue over who created CDMA.
There are extra points if you can name the actor as well as the film by the way.
Anyway, back to the story. Nokia and Qualcomm’s German lawsuit was thrown out of court yesterday. The companies still had lawsuits in five other countries, however. So it came as a surprise that following the German ruling the two countries have agreed to end their legal disputes.
There is now a 15 year agreement which allows Nokia to use Qualcomm’s technology in its handsets and networks. Qualcomm can also use Nokia technology in its chips.
Now isn’t that better. It’s like being made to meet the bully at school and end up having cake and lemonade round his because it works so much better that way.
The full release is here.