The Canadian tech giant BlackBerry has decided to bring the Finnish company Nokia to justice, considering that the Finnish company’s mobile network products employ 11 of its patents without having the required licenses to do so.
BlackBerry Sues NOKIA For Patent Infringement
Recently, the Canadian-based multinational company BlackBerry Ltd. filed a lawsuit against Nokia for patent infringement. Hence, the Canadian-based multinational company BlackBerry Ltd. is just demanding royalties on the products from the Finnish company Nokia.
We all know that both the smartphone brands are the industry’s most iconic brands. However, the lawsuit actually took place at a very crucial time, as at this point both the tech giants have their own launches for the upcoming MWC and now both the brands could be set for a major legal battle.
The Canadian-based multinational company BlackBerry has decided to bring the Finnish company Nokia to justice, considering that the Finnish company’s mobile network products employ 11 of its patents without having the required licenses to do so.
The case is being heard in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware and since BlackBerry argue that its patented networking technology is essential for the operation of the 3GPP mobile communications standard.
The Canadian company says it does not want to block its technology as it offers its competitors through licensing agreements and has stressed that it will seek compensation from the Finnish company Nokia for violating its patents without revealing the exact amount it will claim.
Apart from the smartphone world, the Finnish company Nokia is also focused on networking equipment and products such as the 360-degree Ozo camera.
However, we all clearly know that the HMD Global has already taken over the rights to the Finnish company Nokia brand and this year will launch several Android smartphones that will simply rescue that historic name.
For BlackBerry, it is important to be able to make new revenue that will compensate for the announced goodbye to its mobile device business, and a patent agreement with the Finnish company Nokia would certainly be good news for BlackBerry.