Blackberry Hits Nokia With Suit Over 11 Telecom Patents

Law360, San Francisco (February 14, 2017, 5:37 PM EST) -- BlackBerry Ltd. launched an infringement suit against Nokia Corp. in Delaware federal court Tuesday for allegedly using 11 of BlackBerry's patents that describe proprietary technology underlying third- and fourth-generation mobile communication.

Nokia was “willfully blind” to BlackBerry’s patents and egregiously used BlackBerry’s patented technology in Nokia’s wireless computer network Flexi line products and an accompanying software suite, according to the suit. The Canadian tech giant also accuses Nokia of encouraging consumers and mobile service providers like AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile US Inc. to infringe BlackBerry’s long-term evolution and universal terrestrial radio access network technologies.

“Nokia encourages and instructs customers, [including] mobile...

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