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Mobile devices licensing program

Innovations that connect the world



License our cellular patents to create new mobile devices

If it connects to a mobile network, it uses our inventions. For more than 30 years, we have defined fundamental technologies used in all mobile devices, including smartphones and a wide variety of connected devices. 

"Nokia’s inventions power every smartphone"

We drive innovation in cellular connectivity 

Our leadership in cellular innovation is built on around €150 billion invested in research and development since 2000. In 2023 alone, we invested more than €4 billion in R&D.

We continue to invest significant time and resources into creating new technologies that enable entire industries to grow, while constantly renewing and strengthening our portfolio of cellular patents.

Nokia is a driving force in global standardization bodies and industry groups for cellular connectivity, including 3GPP, holding a variety of leadership positions. As one of the most experienced stakeholders in the standards ecosystem, our focus is on making technical contributions that are relevant to the standards and creating implementation-friendly solutions that match the needs of the industry.

Learn more about Nokia driving global standards

Industry leading patent portfolio

As a result of our continuous investment in R&D, we own one of the broadest and strongest patent portfolios in the mobile communications sector with around 20,000 patent families (each family can comprise several individual patents) and a leading share of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) in every generation of cellular standards.

Nokia is also one of the first companies in the world to achieve the highly respected ISO 9001 certification for our high-quality patent portfolio management.


invested in R&D since 2000


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License our patented cellular technologies

We work with mobile device manufacturers to enable the use of our cutting-edge cellular technologies in their products. We also run parallel licensing programs for consumer electronics and video services, automotive and the Internet of Things.

Our licensing team can help you find the right license for your needs.

We support the licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. Our SEPs are licensed in accordance with our licensing principles.

To find out more about licensing our patents for mobile devices, please contact us.

Explore our innovations

Innovation is and has always been a part of our DNA. Browse our interactive innovations gallery to see how we have shaped the communications industry.

Take a journey through several decades of patented inventions