Nokia Grabs RIM by the Blackberrys with Patent Win
November 28, 2012 8:51 AM
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Nokia plans to file suits in several countries to enforce arbitrator ruling
The past few years haven’t been very kind to RIM. The smartphone maker has seen hordes of customers in the consumer and
enterprise space defect from its platform
to devices that run iOS and Android. RIM has so far seemed unable to mount any competition in the smartphone market, although analysts are
hopeful for the launch of Blackberry 10 in January 2013
RIM has been hit with another serious bit of bad news as it has lost a patent dispute with Nokia. The patent suit loss could force RIM to stop shipping BlackBerry smartphones if it can't reach a licensing agreement.
Nokia announced an arbitrator in the matter has ruled, "RIM was in breach of contract and is not entitled to manufacture or sell WLAN products without first agreeing royalties with Nokia."
Nokia has announced that it has filed similar cases in the U.S., Britain, and Canada to enforce arbitrator's ruling. The patents at the heart of this dispute have to do with WLAN technologies typically marketed under the Wi-Fi brand.
"This could have a significant financial impact to RIM, as all BlackBerry devices support WLAN," IDC analyst Francisco Jeronimo said.
Analysts expect RIM to come to a licensing agreement with Nokia; otherwise RIM would be unable to ship its new BlackBerry devices using BlackBerry 10 software early next year.
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RE: Credit where credit is due....
11/28/2012 2:46:56 PM
You say that as if there is no merit to the point made above that Apple started all this crap. In fact that is the only reason you are positing at all, because "the precious" was insulted and for some unfathomable reason you take offense to that. eh-ha-loos-a-ha-ha-harrr.
Don't let the door hit ya on your way out... :P
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