Blackberry, Nokia Drop Suit on Patents Used in Industry Standard

Nov. 8, 2018, 7:21 PM

BlackBerry and Nokia agreed to end a patent-infringement lawsuit over royalties on Nokia’s mobile network products that use an industrywide technology standard, according to a court filing.

A federal judge in Wilmington, Delaware, Nov. 7 granted the companies’ request to dismiss the case, according to a filing on an electronic docket.

In a lawsuit filed in February 2017, BlackBerry had claimed that Nokia’s products, including its Flexi Multiradio base stations, radio network controllers and Liquid Radio software, use technology covered by BlackBerry patents. BlackBerry contended that patents cover essential elements of a mobile telecommunications standard known as 3GPP.

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