Nokia to take legal action against RIM

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Finnish mobile manufacturer Nokia said on November 28, 2012 that it will take legal action against the BlackBerry handset maker Research In Motion (RIM). Nokia will be continuing a dispute over their patent licensing agreement.

The company said in a statement that Nokia is seeking the enforcement of a Stockholm arbitration ruling against the Canadian company. This could prevent RIM from selling devices equipped with wireless local area network technology (commercially known as Wi-Fi), unless it agrees on royalty terms with Nokia. On the other hand, RIM says that the patent licensing agreement with Nokia covers the disputed Wi-Fi technology and therefore should not require any additional royalty payment.