Nokia seeks BlackBerry sales ban

Nokia seeks BlackBerry sales ban

BlackBerry could see sales of its products banned in the UK, US and Canada after Nokia accused it of infringing patents.

The Finnish manufacturer has accused Research in Motion of not paying licence fees when it makes devices offering a type of Wi-Fi connectivity. The Stockholm Chamber of Commerce had dismissed RIM's arguments that an earlier licensing deal meant it could avoid paying an additional fee for the technology.

Nokia said that in order to enforce the ruling, it has filed actions in the UK, US and Canada to end what it sees as RIM's 'breach of contract'.

In a statement, a RIM spokesman said: 'Research In Motion has worked hard to develop its leading-edge BlackBerry technology and has built an industry-leading intellectual property portfolio of its own. RIM will respond to Nokia's petitions in due course.'

Editor: Graeme Neill

Written by Mobile Today
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