A judge has halted legal proceedings in one of Qualcomm Inc.’s complaints that Nokia Corp. violated its wireless technology patents. The move came as a deadline neared for the two companies to renew a high-stakes licensing agreement.

Administrative Law Judge Robert L. Barton Jr. of the U.S. International Trade Commission gave no explanation for the indefinite delay in his two-sentence written order dated Monday. A trial in the patent dispute had been scheduled to begin Monday.