UK court finds for Nokia in patent suit Daniel Makosky at 12:30 PM ET
[JURIST] The UK Court of Appeal [official website] on Thursday found in favor of Finnish telecommunications company Nokia [corporate website] in its most recent patent suit against German intellectual property firm IPCom GmbH & Co [corporate website]. The ruling [text] invalidates two European patents held by IPCom, for which the company had sought substantial compensation from Nokia. In reaching its decision, the court described IPCom's litigation tactics as an "abuse of process" designed to improperly prolong the proceedings. IPCom has had 13 additional patents nullified [Bloomberg report] as a result of four prior UK suits involving Nokia, and arguments between the companies pertaining to an unrelated divisional patent are scheduled for April.
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