Nokia has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) asking it to bar Qualcomm Inc. from importing products that allegedly violate Nokia patents.
Nokia says Qualcomm has participated in unfair trade practices, including importing products, selling products for importation, and selling products after importation, among other things. Qualcomm has allegedly infringed on five Nokia patents covering mobile chipsets.
“There is significant evidence to warrant an ITC investigation into Qualcomm’s business conduct,” said Rick Simonson, CFO of Nokia. “We are taking this action to stop Qualcomm’s practice of copying Nokia’s patented technology, without permission, and making these innovations available to its chipset customers.
“We are seeking the same remedies Qualcomm has sought against Nokia in multiple venues around the world. Nokia will continue to ensure its rights and competitive advantage is protected.
Broadcom Corp. won a similar case against Qualcomm in June. The White House upheld the ruling last week.