Nokia has endedits mobile-phone patent dispute with Kyocera with a patent cross-licensing agreement.
The agreement covers essential patents and some additional patents related to three mobile communications standards: CDMA, PHS and PDC. CDMA is used worldwide by carriers, PHS is used mainly in Asia and South America and the PDC system is used in Japan only.
The deal covers Kyocera's CDMA mobile phone and module products and Nokia's mobile phone, module and infrastructure products.
Kyocera will pay royalties to Nokia for all Kyocera CDMA mobile phone and module products. Nokia in turn is licensed for the relevant Kyocera's patents covering Nokia phones. Financial details were not disclosed.
The companies and been involved in a series of patent disputes since February 2004, Nokia said. The agreement ends all those disputes.