Nokia Beats RIM in Court Over Wi-Fi Patents
A Swedish court has determined that Research In Motion cannot add a clause covering Wi-Fi technology to an existing standard essential licensing agreement it has with Nokia. The effect means that RIM must strike a separate licensing agreement with Nokia in order to sell equipment with Wi-Fi on board. The arbitrator overseeing the case said, "RIM was in breach of contract and is not entitled to manufacture or sell WLAN products without first agreeing royalties with Nokia." Nokia has filed cases in the U.S., U.K., and Canada to ensure that the arbitration ruling is enforced. If RIM does not strike a licensing agreement with RIM, it could be barred from selling its products.
LG Agrees to Pay Nokia Royalties, But Rates Not Settled
LG has signed a patent-licensing agreement with Nokia over smartphone technology, but the companies have yet to agree on pricing for the patents. Nokia may have sold its handset business to Microsoft, but it retained many of the related patents for licensing purposes.
Nokia and Samsung Settle Patent Licensing Deal
Nokia today said it has reached an agreement with Samsung over the licensing of its wireless patents. The companies have been disputing the value of Nokia's patents since Nokia sold its handset division to Microsoft.
Nokia, Apple File Dueling Patent Lawsuits
Nokia and Apple have this week filed patent-related lawsuits against one another in various jurisdictions. Nokia's claims, filed in Germany and the U.S., say that Apple is using Nokia's patented technology without permission.
Nokia and Samsung Expand Patent Agreement
Nokia and Samsung have broadened an existing patent cross-licensing agreement to include more intellectual property. The companies ended patent litigation between the two in February with an initial cross-licensing agreement.
Nokia and Xiaomi Sign Patent Agreement
Nokia today said it has signed an agreement with Xiaomi that will see the companies collaborate in a number of different ways. Nokia will provide Xiaomi with network infrastructure equipment and the companies will work together on optical transport solutions for connecting data centers.
Is this why RIM has lost the race???????????