Nokia ha anunciado a principios de fin de semana que ha llegado a un acuerdo de licencia de patentes con Research In Motion.
RIM proporcionará a Nokia con un pago de regalías por una sola vez y luego en curso pagos por uso de patentes de Nokia relacionadas con el Wi-Fi. Los términos exactos no fueron revelados pero se sabe que el acuerdo también marca el fin de todos los litigios entre las dos compañías en todos los tribunales donde estén las demandas pendientes.
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RIM payments to Nokia settle all legal actions between the companies
Espoo, Finland – Nokia has entered into a new patent license agreement with Research In Motion. The agreement will result in settlement of all existing patent litigation between the companies and withdrawal of pending actions in the US, UK and Canada related to a recent arbitration tribunal decision.
The financial structure of the agreement includes a one-time payment and on-going payments, all from RIM to Nokia. The specific terms of the agreement are confidential.
“We are very pleased to have resolved our patent licensing issues with RIM and reached this new agreement, while maintaining Nokia’s ability to protect our unique product differentiation,” said Paul Melin, chief intellectual property officer at Nokia. “This agreement demonstrates Nokia’s industry leading patent portfolio and enables us to focus on further licensing opportunities in the mobile communications market.”
During the last two decades, Nokia has invested approximately EUR 45 billion in research and development and built the wireless industry’s strongest and broadest IPR portfolio, with around 10,000 patent families. Nokia is a world leader in the development of handheld device and mobile communications technologies, which is also demonstrated by Nokia’s strong patent position.