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Nokia Wins Tribunal Ruling Against RIM In WLAN Patent Licensing Dispute

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http://techcrunch.com – More bad news for RIM — which commanded only a 4.3 percent share of the global smartphone market in Q3, according to IDC — Nokia has won a tribunal ruling against the BlackBerry-maker regarding its WLAN-related patents. The ruling means RIM will have to pay royalties for handsets now considered to be in breach of a prior licensing agreement between the two. According to Nokia, the dispute focuses on a cross-license agreement the pair struck for standards-essential cellular patents back in 2003, and amended in 2008. Last year RIM sought arbitration — arguing that the license & (IT news)