Fresh from its recent deal with Microsoft, Nokia may be well poised to acquire BlackBerry’s patent portfolio in whole or part, if the patents are made available for sale. Nokia sold its Devices & Service business to Microsoft for EUR 3.79 billion, and licensed its utility patents for another EUR 1.65 billion, for a total […]
Microsoft announced on Monday that it is acquiring Nokia’s smartphone business. Microsoft will pay €3.79 billion ($5 billion) for Nokia’s “Devices and Services” division and another €1.65 billion ($2.2 billion) to license Nokia’s patents.
Yesterday, Vringo, Inc. announced that it had filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft through a wholly owned subsidiary, I/P Engine, Inc. The complaint involves US 6,314,420 and US 6,775,664.
On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Ericsson filed suit against Samsung, alleging that Samsung infringes patents “involving GSM, GPRS, 3G and LTE mobile phone standards.” Also, Reuters reported today that RIM lost a dispute over the use of Nokia patents, in a case which could halt the sale of RIM products if a […]
According to a Wall Street Journal report yesterday, Nokia’s patent portfolio is being valued at “$6 billion” by analysts. As the company struggles to keep pace with other players in the mobile and wireless space, Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop suggested that the company may start looking at its patent portfolio to “generate cash”.