ESPOO, Finland, November 4 2004 LAWFUEL – Lawsuits, patent, legal,…

ESPOO, Finland, November 4 2004 LAWFUEL – Lawsuits, patent, legal, law newsNokia Corporation announced today that it has filed patent infringement complaints against Vitelcom. These are European complaints involving Nokia patents covering GSM and GPRS technologies. Nokia seeks injunctions against the continued sale and marketing of Vitelcom’s mobile phone products covered by the patents in suit
and/or monetary damages.

“Nokia has invested considerable time, energy and resources in its own
R&D, which has yielded many significant inventions and allowed Nokia to build
one of the industry’s largest portfolios of technology patents,” said Ilkka
Rahnasto, Vice President, IPR, Nokia. “Vitelcom should play by the rules and
licence needed intellectual property. In this situation, it has become
necessary to take the dispute to the courts. We believe Vitelcom is using
Nokia patented technologies without authority from or compensation to Nokia.”

Nokia is the leading patent owner for GSM and GPRS technologies. Nokia
has a particularly strong patent portfolio for improved voice quality, mobile
data and usability of mobile phones. Nokia has a licensing program to allow
new manufacturers to make GSM and GPRS phones at fair and reasonable
licensing terms.

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sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to
each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and
innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging,
games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services
for network operators and corporations.

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