Nokia, Kyocera Resolve Dispute

Kyocera signs patent license agreement with Nokia relating to CDMA, PHS, and PDC standards to resolve patent dispute

January 10, 2006

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HELSINKI and KYOTO, Japan -- Kyocera Corporation, along with its subsidiary, Kyocera Wireless Corp., and Nokia Corporation, along with its subsidiary Nokia Inc., today announced that they have entered into a patent license agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Kyocera is licensed under Nokia's essential patents, and some additional patents, relating to CDMA, PHS and PDC standards. Kyocera will pay royalties to Nokia for all Kyocera CDMA mobile phone and module products. Reciprocally, Nokia is licensed under all of Kyocera's essential patents, and some additional patents, relating to all standards and covering all Nokia mobile phone, module and infrastructure products.

The parties have been involved since February 2004 in a series of patent disputes relating to mobile phone products. This license agreement resolves all pending litigation between the parties without contingencies of any kind.

Kyocera Corp. (NYSE: KYO)

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)

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