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Nokia Looks to Block Sales of Some BlackBerry Smartphones

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Nokia has reportedly asked a California court to step in and prevent RIM from selling some of its BlackBerry products. The Finnish phone maker and Research In Motion have yet to agree on the patent royalty rates that RIM will pay Nokia and, until the two sides agree, Nokia doesn’t want any BlackBerry smartphones being sold that use its technology.

The letter to the court, obtained by IDG, says that Research In Motion “is not entitled to manufacture or sell products compatible with the WLAN standard without first agreeing with Nokia on the royalty to be paid for its manufacture and/or sale of subscriber terminals compatible with such standards…┬áRIM and its U.S. subsidiary RIM Corporation nevertheless continue to violate the award and breach the underlying agreement, through actions including but not limited to the unauthorized manufacture and sale of WLAN products within this district and throughout the United States.”

RIM is arguing that the patents Nokia is referring to have already been licensed and discussed under different deals.

[via IDG]

 


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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