Nokia Seeks to Ban BlackBerry Handsets Over Patents
Finnish company wants RIM's handsets to be banned in the U.S., UK and Canada.
Nokia has requested a U.S. court to ban the sale of every single BlackBerry handset in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.
The Finnish company believes every BlackBerry handset currently available on the market all infringe on a patent it owns that pertains to Wi-Fi connectivity.
Passed earlier during 2012, a ruling found that Nokia was the rightful patent owner, but Research in Motion has yet to deliver the license fees to legitimately use the Wi-Fi technology in question.
The BlackBerry owner, however, stressed that an earlier licensing deal should cover the Wi-Fi patent and it doesn't want to pay a second fee. The Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, which is mediating the discussions between the two firms, disagreed.
Elsewhere, Nokia is suing RIM in German courts for allegedly infringing patents related to media tags, data sharing and software update methods.