BlackBerry sues Nokia over patent infringement


BlackBerry has filed a patent infringement suit against Nokia. The Canadian smartphone maker is alleging that Nokia’s mobile products like Flexi Multiradio base stations, radio network controllers, and Liquid Radio software are using its patents. BlackBerry is demanding royalties for these products.

The aforementioned Nokia products using technology covered by as many as 11 patents owned by BlackBerry, as per the filed complaint. The lawsuit involves products and services that use LTE networks, AT&T and T-Mobile in the US. As per the report, BlackBerry is not seeking a ban on the use of patents however, it is demanding royalty from Nokia as a result of unauthorized use of these patents for its own products. The company claims that as its patented networking technology is essential to a mobile communications standard called 3GPP, it is not keen on banning the use.

The exact amount of damages demanded by BlackBerry is not mentioned in the suit.



Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+