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Nokia Vs Blackberry, Seeks to Block Sales in US
Nokia is filing a claim against Blackberry over a patent infringement to halt sales in the US. Nokia has asked a San Jose court yesterday to block the sale of Blackberry devices in the United States over what it calls a patent infringement. The patent, which Nokia claims was originally licensed to Blackberry in 2003, does not include the WLAN patents that are being infringed upon.
“[RIM] 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.”
The patents in question are U.S. patents:
- 5,479,476 – user-adjustable modes for phones
- 5,845,219, – call alert during silent mode
- 6,049,796 – real-time search on a personal digital assistant
- 6,055,439 – cellphone user interface
- 6,253,075 – call rejection
- 6,427,078 – small, handheld workstation.
Via – GigaOm