Nordic and Nokia simplify SEP licensing for IoT

Nordic will give customers the opportunity to acquire licenses to Nokia’s cellular IoT technology when they purchase IoT hardware.

The new arrangement will facilitate amicable and efficient licensing.

Licenses will be available to Nordic’s customers at the end device level.

This new agreement, which is the first of its kind, will simplify and speed up the Standard Essential Patent (SEP) licensing process and provide greater transparency and predictability to companies delivering IoT products and services.

Licenses will be available at the end device level and  companies will continue to have the option to license direct with Nokia.

Nokia has defined, and contributed to open standards, many of the fundamental inventions used in virtually all cellular devices and LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies.

In practice, this means any device that is connected to any cellular network automatically uses Nokia’s intellectual property.

“Nordic Semiconductor is all about making IoT easy for its customers,” says Nordic’s Khetil Holstead, “through this collaboration with Nokia, we have now added transparency and predictability early in the design process.”

“It’s a win-win for Nordic’s customers and Nokia, simplifying the SEP licensing process in the IoT space and making it easier for licensing agreements to be concluded amicably and efficiently,” says Nokia president Jenni Lukander.


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