Nokia Takes License For Controversial Blackberry Patents

Law360, New York (June 15, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a sign that Research In Motion’s partners are becoming increasingly wary over a lawsuit pending before the U.S. Federal Circuit, Finnish mobile telephone maker Nokia has agreed to license the technology at the center of NTP Inc.’s lawsuit against Research In Motion over RIM’s popular BlackBerry handsets.

Observers say Nokia’s agreement to license five patents from NTP suggests that the Finnish handset makers think NTP’s patents may be valid.

Nokia is the first of several RIM partners to sell a BlackBerry enabled device, the Nokia...
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