In what may turn out to be a huge setback for Nokia’s planned reclaim of its lost glory, Blackberry has decided to sue the Finnish company, accusing it for illegally using a dozen of its innovations.
The patent in question has to do with data transmission technologies within the 4G mobile network and other networks.
According to the Canadian tech giant, Nokia uses most of its transmitters and software programs without obtaining the required permission, reports Digital Trends.
Blackberry explained that Nokia has allowed major US telecoms such as T-Mobile and AT&T to make use of the technologies without getting the relevant license from Blackberry.
Nokia even included details of some of the BlackBerry patents when applying for its own new inventions, the latter claims.
A Nokia spokeswoman confirmed that the firm has been notified of the complaint and that they would do all it takes to keep safe their rights.
Blackberry isn’t after stopping Nokia from using the 11 patents but rather wants payment, as indicated in court documents.
The court filings lay it bare that Nokia was aware the existence of these patents considering it has in the past attempted to purchase some but Blackberry managed to acquire the.
This is not the first time Nokia and Blackberry are clashing. Back in 2012, Nokia wanted the sale of Blackberry smartphones banned in the US, UK and Canada in a separate patent row.
But of now, none of the two manufactures the phones individually but have instead issue these rights to other handset makers.