Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nokia wins patent dispute with RIM: possible BlackBerry ban

More bad news for RIM, Nokia has won a patent dispute against RIM regarding WLAN technolgies in Sweden today. What does this potentially mean for you? If RIM and Nokia can`t come up with a royalty agreement this may mean a device ban on RIM`s part.

Nokia`s statement:

"Nokia and RIM agreed a cross-license for standards essential cellular patents in 2003, which was amended in 2008. In 2011, RIM sought arbitration, arguing that the license extended beyond cellular essentials. In November, the arbitration tribunal ruled against RIM. It found that RIM was in breach of contract and is not entitled to manufacture or sell WLAN products without first agreeing royalties with Nokia. In order to enforce the Tribunal’s ruling, we have now filed actions in the US, UK and Canada with the aim of ending RIM’s breach of contract."

not good to hear on the eve of the BlackBerry 10 launch

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