RIM Will License WLAN Patents To End Nokia Suits

Law360, New York (December 21, 2012, 3:39 PM EST) -- Nokia Corp. said Friday it had reached a comprehensive patent licensing deal with Research In Motion Ltd., resolving the Finnish mobile phone giant's litigation against the BlackBerry maker on two continents.

The deal resolves a dispute that started last month when a tribunal in Sweden determined that RIM was in breach of a long-standing licensing agreement for Nokia's standard-essential cellular patents. The arbiters said RIM wasn't entitled to manufacture or sell wireless local area network, or WLAN, products under the old deal without coming to terms...
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