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Nokia Loses Ruling on Wireless Patent to IPCom in Germany

Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) lost a ruling in a German court today in a patent lawsuit brought by IPCom GmbH & Co.

The Regional Court of Mannheim made the judgment public today. Nokia hadn’t received a copy of the ruling and couldn’t immediately comment, Mark Durrant, a spokesman for the Espoo, Finland-based company, said by telephone.

IPCom, based in Pullach, Germany, is seeking to force Nokia to pay royalties for a portfolio of mobile-technology patents it acquired from Robert Bosch GmbH in 2007. The two companies are entangled in patent litigation across Europe. The ruling concerns patent DE 199 10 239.

Nokia fell 5.7 percent to 2.75 euros as of 11:54 a.m. in Helsinki, extending its decline for a third day, according to Bloomberg.com.

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