Nokia to take legal action against RIM


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.