Nokia tuži HTC, RIM i Viewsonic zbog povrede patnetnih prava

Nakon gubitka vodeće pozicije na tržištu mobilnih uređaja Nokia kreće u ofenzivu na drugom frontu. Iz kompanije je danas službeno objavljeno da uskoro pokreću sudske procese u kojima će pokušati dokazati da su HTC, RIM i Viewsonic povrijedili njihova patentna prava i to u ukupno 45 slučajeva. Uz ostalo, radi se o bespravnom korištenju Nokijinih inovacija vezanih uz funkcije dvojnih antena, trgovine aplikacijama, navigacije, e-mail privitaka, multitaskinga i još mnogo toga. Tužebe će za sada biti predane sudovima u SAD-u i Njemačkoj.

U nastavku slijedi službena objava:

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has filed claims in the United States and Germany alleging that products from HTC, RIM and Viewsonic infringe a number of Nokia patents.

“Nokia is a leader in many technologies needed for great mobile products,” said Louise Pentland, chief legal officer at Nokia. “We have already licensed our standards essential patents to more than 40 companies. Though we’d prefer to avoid litigation, Nokia had to file these actions to end the unauthorized use of our proprietary innovations and technologies, which have not been widely licensed.”

Nokia’s actions include a complaint to the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against HTC, suits against HTC and Viewsonic in the Federal District Court of Delaware, US, against HTC and RIM in the Regional Court in Dusseldorf, Germany and against all three companies in the Regional Courts in Mannheim and Munich, Germany. In total, 45 Nokia patents are in suit in one or more of the actions.

Nokia proprietary innovations protected by these patents are being used by the companies to enable hardware capabilities such as dual function antennas, power management and multimode radios, as well as to enhance software features including application stores, multitasking, navigation, conversational message display, dynamic menus, data encryption and retrieval of email attachments on a mobile device.

“Many of these inventions are fundamental to Nokia products,” Pentland concluded. “We’d rather that other companies respect our intellectual property and compete using their own innovations, but as these actions show, we will not tolerate the unauthorized use of our inventions.”

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