Nokia wages legal war against HTC, RIM and ViewSonic on two continents

Nokia wages legal war against HTC, RIM and ViewSonic on two continents
Nokia is undergoing tough times as it loses its Symbian followers and burns cash quickly, but it’s not only a defense game that Nokia has to play. The Finns have launched a Windows Phone offense, and while this was off to a not so impressive start, Nokia has decided to sue HTC, RIM and ViewSonic for patent infringement in the US and Germany.

Nokia has waged legal war on the three companies with 11 separate lawsuits concerning 45 pattents in virtually all spheres you can think of starting with antennas and power management, and going into software and application stores.

Nokia has filed a complaint against HTC at the US International Trade Commission (ITC), and a number of lawsuits in Delaware, Dusseldorf, Manheim and Munich, Germany. 

Previously, Nokia won a huge intellectual property case against Apple and estimates showed that the Finns got over $600 million in settlement money. Data shows that Nokia is still the biggest patent holder in the mobile industry, but it hasn't been the loudest one in court. This latest series of lawsuits could change that.

source: Nokia


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