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Nokia Wins Ruling in Daimler Lawsuit Over Mobile Technology (1)

Aug. 18, 2020, 1:40 PM

Nokia Oyj won a court ruling in a patent dispute with Daimler AG, giving the Finnish company leverage in a long-running fight over mobile technology in automobiles.

Daimler, owner of the Mercedes-Benz brand, violated Nokia’s mobile-technology patents, judges in Mannheim, Germany, said Tuesday.

The ruling goes to the heart of how technology must be licensed for mobile-telecommunication systems that are standard features in most modern cars.

“We cannot understand the verdict of the Mannheim court and will appeal,” Daimler said in an emailed statement.

The court said it had to side with Nokia because Daimler wasn’t willing to abide ...