Nokia Hits RIM with Three More Patents in Germany
Following in the footsteps of Apple, Nokia appears to take on an offensive stance towards competitors which it assumes to have infringed on its patents. This time round, the Finnish phone maker goes after Research in Motion (RIM) in Germany for violating three of its patents. According to FOSS Patents, the three patents are:
- EP1474750 - a "method and system for storing and transferring multimedia tags."
- EP08040461 - a "method and apparatus for updating the software of a mobile terminal using the air interface."
- EP1148681 - a "method for transferring resource information."
Besides these three patents, Nokia has sued RIM over 7 patents in three different German cities: two in Düsseldorf, two in Mannheim, and three in Munich. Since FOSS Patents states that Nokia has a stronger patent portfolio than RIM, it is likely that the former will win sooner or later.
Nokia recently claimed that the Google Nexus 7 infringes on its Wi-Fi patents as neither Google nor ASUS have sought to license the technologies from them. However, it is believed that Nokia is just requesting Google and ASUS to obtain the licenses.