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Nokia Asks Court To Block RIM Products For Violating Patent Agreement 52

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from the elop's-last-stand dept.
itwbennett writes "The ITworld article reads: 'Nokia has asked a California court to enforce an arbitration award that would prevent Research In Motion from selling products with wireless LAN capabilities until the companies can agree on patent royalty rates. Nokia and RIM both declined to comment on Nokia's request, a copy of which was obtained by IDG News Service, but such a filing is typically made after two parties settle a dispute through arbitration but one party does not follow through on the agreement.'" Also from the article: "The patents in question are U.S. patents 5,479,476, which covers user-adjustable modes for phones; 5,845,219, which covers call alert during silent mode; 6,049,796, which covers real-time search on a personal digital assistant; 6,055,439, which covers a cellphone user interface; 6,253,075, which covers call rejection; and 6,427,078, which covers a small, handheld workstation."
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Nokia Asks Court To Block RIM Products For Violating Patent Agreement

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  • by concealment (2447304) on Wednesday November 28, 2012 @11:13AM (#42117173) Homepage Journal

    Patent # 6,742,087: "Oxidative process for exchange of atmosphere across a membrane."

    You all owe me everything you've ever earned.

    This patent thing is getting to the silly point. The original idea was that by making some ideas owned by certain parties, you would force others to innovate around them. But that doesn't really apply when we're talking about a standard (Wi-Fi) on a standard type of device (PDA).

    At that point, we're just holding ourselves back.

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