Nokia sues HTC, RIM and Viewsonic

Nokia sues HTC, RIM and Viewsonic
Nokia jumps into worldwide patent brawl.

The Finnish handset maker has targeted HTC, Blackberry-maker RIM and Viewsonic for failing to pay licensing fees for use of its intellectual property. The firm said that the cases involved more than 45 separate patents relating to power management, application stores, navigation and data encryption.

"We have already licensed our standards essential patents to more than 40 companies," said Louise Pentland, Nokia's chief legal officer. "We'd rather that other companies respect our intellectual property and compete using their own innovations but, as these actions show, we will not tolerate the unauthorised use of our inventions."

Nokia has previously had success in forcing Apple to pay to license its technology, but it has stayed relatively quiet as other smartphone makers have torn into each other in court rooms around the world.

Nokia's latest lawsuits were filed in the US Federal District Court of Delaware, the US International Trade Commission and Germany's Regional Court in Dusseldorf.

Written by: James Delahunty @ 3 May 2012 20:08
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  • casurratt

    HAHA! Just when Nokia was losing money from their phones, HTC, etc starts to screw them over. Nokia shall never die. lol

    4.5.2012 13:58 #1

  • casurratt

    I'm not sure what it means to do something on its coming, but I'm sure as hell not baggin on them. But Nokia is amazing! I wish I could test out one of their newer phones to compare durability with the original bricks. :D

    14.5.2012 12:02 #2

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