Nokia and RIM Enter Patent Licensing Agreement; RIM to Pay Settlement Fee + Royalties

| December 21, 2012 | 15 Replies

In a recent press release Nokia has announced that they have reached a settlement with RIM, over the multiple patent disputes that were undergoing (mainly the WiFi patents). Although no figures were released RIm (similar to Apple’s settlement last year) will pay a one time settlement fee, plus ongoing royalties for the use of Nokia’s patent technology.


“We are very pleased to have resolved our patent licensing issues with RIM and reached this new agreement, while maintaining Nokia’s ability to protect our unique product differentiation,” said Paul Melin, chief intellectual property officer at Nokia. “This agreement demonstrates Nokia’s industry leading patent portfolio and enables us to focus on further licensing opportunities in the mobile communications market.”

Read the full press release here:


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    awesome news.
    nokia the IP cash cow

    • jtanigawa

      Yes, Nokia definitely taking competitors to the bank!



        Sorry, got carried away.

        This is GREAT news indeed. Nokia has a big licensing agreement already with Apple, now RIM, and I believe they have a few agreements with Samsung, although not a full licensing agreement.

        Now HTC just needs to come to their senses and sign a licensing agreement with Nokia.

        This is on top of all the royalties most Android makers are already paying to Microsoft.

  • viipottaja

    Good news indeed.

  • Sue

    Great news. . . Way to go nokia. . . .

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  • rustyknight17

    Yes great news , especially considering that my next phone will most likely be running BB10 !

    • Noki

      +1 Z10 is my next phone


        Good riddance, Nokia doesn’t need fans like you.

    • ammad

      BB10 looks likes mashup of Symbian Belle and Meego.

      Might make me feel right at home, even though i dislike everything BB.

      However. I cannot make the switch because of two reasons.

      1) i want to move away from the ‘old’ style touchscreen UI that was symbian, and i put android in that bad UI category too. WP8 is a fresh and pleasant idea going forward.

      2) there’s no way i can live without the amazing Nokia maps. So i gotta stick with Nokia.


        Exactly. BB10 is doomed to fail. Good man.

        Just wait until Microsoft introduces live “cubes” instead of tiles, with 3 dimensions of different sides and information. It’s already been patented, so a future Windows Phone version will introduce these tiles.

  • jiipee

    For those of you, who are interested in this topic, Juha-Pekka Helminen former Nokia exec, has some good tweets:

    related links:

  • ammad

    3) BB may aswel stick a piece of turd in place of the camera because that’s how bad their camera’s are.


      True again

  • rustyknight17

    Correction , that`s how bad their cameras were ammad . BB10 is rather different so who knows ?
    Or fans like u Troll lol ? Not that i need to account for my device buying decisions , but I go with whatever OS and phone can best serve my needs . If Nokia makes a WP phone that serves my needs best , I`ll go with that . My loyalty to Nokia has been because their Nokia Belle has served my needs better than any other OS out there and I still plan to get the 808 . BUt that`s not true at the moment , WP8 is pretty close but not quite there yet IMHO , so I`m looking at other options , namely Jolla Mobile`s Sailfish and RIM `s BB10 , both of which seem very good and have real potential ! Cheers !