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Nokia Seeks to Ban BlackBerry Handsets Over Patents

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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.

 

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    spentshells , November 28, 2012 10:12 PM
    Jerky_sanMan kicking a guy in the balls when hes already on the floor.. that's pretty low..


    its easy for them it's not like they are reaching down
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    Jerky_san , November 28, 2012 10:11 PM
    Man kicking a guy in the balls when hes already on the floor.. that's pretty low..
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    spentshells , November 28, 2012 10:04 PM
    HAHAHAHAHAHAH accept it you are going down right behind them and even worse you wanna take what they do have before they go out of business
  • 7 Hide
    funguseater , November 28, 2012 10:08 PM
    New Corporate environment... Can't Compete----LITIGATE


    Fungi
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    Jerky_san , November 28, 2012 10:11 PM
    Man kicking a guy in the balls when hes already on the floor.. that's pretty low..
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    spentshells , November 28, 2012 10:12 PM
    Jerky_sanMan kicking a guy in the balls when hes already on the floor.. that's pretty low..


    its easy for them it's not like they are reaching down
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    jhansonxi , November 28, 2012 11:34 PM
    Cripplefight!
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    nukemaster , November 28, 2012 11:50 PM
    funguseaterNew Corporate environment... Can't Compete----LITIGATE
    Fungi
    +1

    This is just getting stupid.
    Imagine if back in the 80's no one but Sony could make portable tape players(everyone was making the damn things) and cd players(same deal) in the 90's.
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    markem , November 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    nokia is a government pawn attacking RIM bcoz its hated for not giving passwords to the USA, India, UK and many other countries
  • 3 Hide
    fuzzion , November 29, 2012 12:10 AM
    Leave the peaceful canadians alone!
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , November 29, 2012 12:13 AM
    I'm so glad I didn't go for a Lumia phone right now.
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    A Bad Day , November 29, 2012 1:16 AM
    RIM is already dying, stop beating it over the head...
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    halcyon , November 29, 2012 1:20 AM
    jhansonxiCripplefight!

    That's just wrong and it makes me mad that its funny as hell too.

    Old_Fogie_Late_BloomerI'm so glad I didn't go for a Lumia phone right now.
    I'd been thinking that Nokia phones were just those redheaded stepchildren no one really wants. Is this no so...is Nokia successfully competing?
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    igot1forya , November 29, 2012 2:22 AM
    fuzzionLeave the peaceful canadians alone!

    RIM responded with a strongly worded letter... then sent an apology and flowers for its outburst.
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    Bloob , November 29, 2012 4:58 AM
    Nokia, the biggest holder of mobile patents ( owns, for example, about 50% of LTE patents ), the one with the least amount of bullshit patents, who rarely goes to court and usually settles outside. And you guys think they don't have a valid case?

    Edit: History has basically shown that if Nokia takes you to the court, you've done something wrong.
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    martel80 , November 29, 2012 8:04 AM
    Shouldn't they rather join forces to fight Samsung and Apple?

    This is like bums fighting over a trash can.
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    sulanis , November 29, 2012 1:31 PM
    This whole patent war thing in the media now a days is getting ridiculous. Someone said before about the that "what if sony sued everyone over making a tape player"

    How can you sue someone over WI-FI? its honestly used by Billions of devices across the world and we all need it. Its a standard set up by the IEEE to make it easier for all devices to talk to one another.

    Its these kind of things that make me not want to buy a nokia product. I also boycotted apple products because they are a bunch of whining babies who need to get over themselves.
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    Bloob , November 29, 2012 5:04 PM
    sulanisThis whole patent war thing in the media now a days is getting ridiculous. Someone said before about the that "what if sony sued everyone over making a tape player"How can you sue someone over WI-FI? its honestly used by Billions of devices across the world and we all need it. Its a standard set up by the IEEE to make it easier for all devices to talk to one another. Its these kind of things that make me not want to buy a nokia product. I also boycotted apple products because they are a bunch of whining babies who need to get over themselves.

    You do realize that those standards are created by someone right? After cutting their R&D about 70%, Nokia still has the biggest R&D budget in the mobile sector. Antenna designs aren't part of the standard either (although I don't know what this current issue is about).