Motorola, Nokia Enter into 4G License Deal, Extend Existing IP Licensing Agreement to Include 4G Technologies

Written By Sam on 15 October 2010

Motorola and Nokia have entered into a 4G license agreement. Under the terms of the deal, the two companies have extended their existing intellectual property licensing agreement to include 4G cellular technologies, such as LTE, WiMAX and LTE-Advanced. The terms of the agreement have not been revealed.

Kirk Dailey, corporate vice president of intellectual property, Motorola Mobility, said, “…this agreement will help foster continued innovation and technological advancement for the telecommunications industry.”

Paul Melin, vice president, intellectual property of Nokia, noted, “LTE has now become a key element of Nokia’s licensing program, and we expect strong returns for our pioneering development.”

We may recall, Nokia Siemens, a Nokia and Siemens venture, had announced in July that it would acquire the majority of Motorola’s wireless network infrastructure assets for $1.2 bn in cash. The companies expect to complete closing activities by the end of 2010. Nokia had then hoped that the relationship would help combine Motorola’s know-how in providing solutions to public safety organizations with Nokia Siemens Networks’ commercial LTE solutions. With today’s announcement, seems like the companies are making a move in that direction.

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