Nokia and RIM sign patent license agreement

Ian Hardy

December 21, 2012 7:23am


If you remember last month it was revealed that RIM infringed on Nokia’s patents that consisted of “standards-essential cellular patents” that assisted a device to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Nokia was seeking damages and a halt of current and future BlackBerry 10 sales. Today, in a press release, it was announced that both companies have found common ground and reached an patent license agreement. The terms were not disclosed, but Nokia will receive an unknown one-time payment plus on-going payments from RIM.

“The agreement will result in settlement of all existing patent litigation between the companies and withdrawal of pending actions in the US, UK and Canada related to a recent arbitration tribunal decision.”

Now RIM can focus on bringing BlackBerry 10 to market, plus the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones – which was potentially revealed yesterday as the BlackBerry Z10.

Source: MarketWire
Via: WSJ

  • iphoneeee

    does this mean when Apple sues RIM, nokia gets an auto-lawsuit? :D

    • Nothin But RIM

      You seriously have to be one of the biggest trolls i’ve ever seen. Everyone has to be good at something I guess.

  • Benz

    Glad to see company’s work it out without the courts. BB10 let’s get it!

  • mobiFAN

    these 2 need to stick together to make sure android and apple die a slow death :)

    • Me Ted

      Maybe if they ACTUALLY put out products that people wanted, they would.

    • Dalex

      Or they could just focus on releasing competitive products at attractive prices and market them competently…

      Android and IOS dying is about as farfetched right now as today being the end of times…

  • Sgt.Romanov

    No , the world didnt end in 2012 or for RIM , but 2013 is a new begining for RIM .

  • Dylan D

    Still waiting to see the QWERTY bb10 phone

  • Vic Singh

    The blind leading the blind.

  • STY

    I figured out that recent Nokia phones go through some Nokia data portal, which restricts normal data sharing. Not interested in being controlled that way by Nokia anymore.