Apple to pay ongoing royalties to Nokia after legal dispute in which Finnish phone maker accused Apple of infringing 24 patents.

This article titled “Nokia and Apple settle patent row” was written by Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 14th June 2011 08.56 UTC

Nokia and Apple have settled a long-running patent dispute, with the US company agreeing to make a one-off payment and continuing royalties to the struggling Finnish phone maker.

But the end of the row could now mean that phones using Google’s Android software will come under fire from Nokia over the same set of patents it has just licensed, suggests one observer.

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