Featured Articles

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel has introduced seven new Haswell mobile parts and four Bay Trail SoC chips, but most of them are merely clock…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

Director of AMD’s PR Chris Hook has tweeted and confirmed later in a conversation with Fudzilla that John Byrne, Senior Vice…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 23 April 2012 11:03

Nokia routed in Germany

Written by Nick Farrell



Patent woes


A German court found the Finnish mobile phone company Nokia had violated patents belonging to German patent firm IPCom.

Nokia spokesman Mark Durrant said the ruling affected phones that were no longer being sold but it still means more misery for the troubled former rubber boot maker. It might mean more than that. IPCom insists that the ruling hits all of Nokia's UMTS-compatible mobile phones. The company added that the Mannheim court did not accept that alternative designs by Nokia did not infringe the patent.

IPCom wants Nokia to pay royalties for a portfolio of mobile patents it acquired in 2007 from Robert Bosch and the two firms have a series of legal battles across Europe. This particular ruling relates to 'patent 100DE', part of a group which covers how to connect devices to 3G networks and prioritise them.
 
Shares in Nokia, which has been struggling to compete with both high-end smartphone rivals and cheaper competitors, were down 4.8 percent. The ruling came the day after Nokia announced a bigger-than-expected loss, dropped its sales chief, and said it would cut more costs.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments