- Associated Press - Friday, July 30, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nokia Inc., the world’s largest maker of cell phones, spent $150,000 in the second quarter to lobby the U.S. federal government on patents, the use of minerals from rebel-held mines in the Congo and other issues, according to a disclosure report.

That’s slightly less than the $170,000 that Nokia spent in the year-ago period, and even with what it spent in the first quarter of 2010. Nokia, which is based in Finland, also lobbied the federal government on legislation involving international trade, U.S. radio spectrum and taxes on cell phones, according to the report filed on July 20.

In the April to June period, Nokia lobbied Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, the State Department and the Department of Commerce, according to the report filed with the House clerk’s office.