You might remember a while ago, when we told you about how Nokia were suing HTC and RIM? Well, it would seem that they’re not the only one in trouble with the Intellectual Property police.
Nokia are currently fighting a battle against IPCom, who feel that Nokia’s 3G handsets are infringing copyright… and as such, want all Nokia handsets banned.
If this whole debacle is making your mind swim, then don’t worry, you’re not alone. This sort of thing has been going on an awful lot recently, and we’re really not sure whether any mobile manufacturer has actually managed to avoid the wrath of the suits.
The patents were originally filed by Bosch, but were picked up by IPCom, who are now using them to try and get Nokia handsets banned – and they’re not doing a bad job. Technically, by failing to get IPCom’s case against them dismissed, Nokia’s handsets do in fact infringe patent EP 1 841 268 – but you’d be daft if you think that’s the end of it.
You see, Nokia is now trying to get the case dismissed at a European level, and both parties are claiming victory of the most recent legal clashes – Nokia already have a ruling that would dismiss the case, which IPCom are appealing.
This is all a little bit complicated for a Friday afternoon, we admit – we’re off for a lie down…Tweet