Huawei Sues Motorola Over Wireless Patents
Huawei has filed a lawsuit against Motorola, alleging that it may illegally transfer Huawei's intellectual property to Nokia Siemens Networks during the sale of its radio business to Nokia Siemens Networks. According to Huawei, it has had an on-going business relationship with Motorola since 2000 whereby Motorola sold Huawei technology under the Motorola brand name. The business relationship gave Motorola access to Huawei's patented technology. Once Motorola announced its intent to sell its radio access technology to Nokia Siemens Networks, Huawei asked Motorola that it not transfer the intellectual property in question to Nokia Siemens Networks as part of the sale. Huawei's lawsuit aims to prevent Motorola from transferring Huawei's intellectual property to Nokia Siemens Networks, which it says will cause irreparable harm to Huawei.
BlackBerry Sues Snap Over Messaging Patents
Apr 4, 2018
BlackBerry has filed a lawsuit against Snap Inc., alleging that the latter company's social network is infringing in BlackBerry's messaging patents. The patents in question were awarded to BlackBerry between 2012 and 2014 and cover a range of technologies concerning mobile messaging.
BlackBerry Sues Nokia Over Patents
Feb 15, 2017
BlackBerry filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nokia this week. BlackBerry claims Nokia is using its patented technology in select telecommunications equipment that Nokia sells to network operators, such as T-Mobile, without the proper licenses.
Judge Bans Older Samsung Smartphones
Jan 19, 2016
Samsung has been commanded to stop selling several older smartphones after a new court ruling in California. U.S.
Nokia, Apple File Dueling Patent Lawsuits
Dec 21, 2016
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.
BlackBerry Sues Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Over Patents
Mar 6, 2018
BlackBerry has filed lawsuits against Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, claiming all three violate its patented messaging technology. "Defendants created mobile messaging applications that co-opt BlackBerry’s innovations, using a number of the innovative security, user interface, and functionality enhancing features," said the company in its filings.
--concerned about patent rights. The very definition of 'irony'.