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BlackBerry Files Patent-Infringement Suit Against Nokia ( 53

An anonymous reader writes: BlackBerry has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Nokia, demanding royalties on the Finnish company's mobile network products that use an industrywide technology standard. Nokia's products including its Flexi Multiradio base stations, radio network controllers and Liquid Radio software are using technology covered by as many as 11 patents, BlackBerry said in a complaint filed in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware. The mobile network products and services are provided to companies including T-Mobile and AT&T for their LTE networks, BlackBerry said in the complaint. "Nokia has persisted in encouraging the use" of the standard- compliant products without a license from BlackBerry, it said.
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BlackBerry Files Patent-Infringement Suit Against Nokia

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  • Rimmed (Score:5, Funny)

    by Big Hairy Ian ( 1155547 ) on Wednesday February 15, 2017 @09:46AM (#53872981)
    It would appear that Nokia are being Rimmed
  • by Desler ( 1608317 ) on Wednesday February 15, 2017 @09:54AM (#53873043)

    And the inevitable conclusion of a dying tech firm: serial patent litigator.

    • Nokia, however, are fighting back with their patent on "Creating great phones then suddenly becoming irrelevant"
    • You either die a hero or live long enough to become a villain...

  • And so it begins (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 15, 2017 @10:04AM (#53873107)

    The last phase of a dying company is that it enters the patent trolling stage to milk revenue from others. Depending on the number and quality of the patents, a company can subsist on this business model for years, leeching money from companies that actually make products. There is no known way to destroy parasitic patent trolls.

    • by sxpert ( 139117 )
      there is... kill those stupid patents as soon as they are used in a standard...
      • by Anonymous Coward

        Obviously the patent was valuable enough that it was worth inclusion in the standard, so why should the patent be nulled? The proper response is to either avoid using encumbered patents or to pay up, otherwise anyone could invalidate patents simply by writing a standard that included them.

        • by Anonymous Coward

          Of course you don't let "anyone" write a standard wiping out a patent, but you can still have unencumbered standards.

          Require one of two things to happen if a patent is used in a standard: Either the patent owner joins the standard, and its patent is free to all for the purpose of implementing the standard, or the owner asserts infringement, and the whole standard dies a painful death with massive disgrace on the people who published it without securing agreement from the patent owners.

          Note that use outside

      • If the patents no longer protect any product the patents should be voided. Otherwise the patent system gets trolled into garbage disrepute.

  • That's like a zombie wanting to eat the brains of another zombie.

    • That's like a zombie wanting to eat the brains of another zombie.

      Hey now, you wouldn't be able to see what the brains of a zombie look like on your mobile phone if it weren't for BlackBerry's radio technology. They, not the service providers, Siemens, Motorola, etc made everything!!!!!!! Now where do I put the trademark symbol again, after or before the exclamation points? Do I have to use caps?

  • Aww, and Blackberry Looked like it was coming back. Faces certain doom now.

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurence of the improbable. - H. L. Mencken