Nokia and HTC put patent litigation behind them

Nokia and HTC have settled their ongoing patent disputes and now look to be forming a working relationship. An announcement on Nokia’s press page tells us the two companies have settled all pending litigation and entered into a collaborative arrangement. According to the press release, HTC will make payments to Nokia and the two will work together in the area of 4G LTE patents.

“We are very pleased to have reached a settlement and collaboration agreement with HTC, which is a long standing licensee for Nokia’s standards essential patents…This agreement validates Nokia’s implementation patents and enables us to focus on further licensing opportunities.” – Nokia

“Nokia has one of the most preeminent patent portfolios in the industry…As an industry pioneer in smartphones with a strong patent portfolio, HTC is pleased to come to this agreement, which will enable us to stay focused on innovation for consumers.” – HTC

As to be expected, the full terms of the agreement were not made public.