BlackBerry and Nokia squash patent infringement lawsuit

Back in February of last year, BlackBerry filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nokia alleging Nokia's networking gear, including its Flexi Multiradio base stations, radio network controllers, and Liquid Radio software infringed 11 patents. Now, the two have dropped the suit.

At the time the complaint was filed, BlackBerry noted that the company 'was seeking to 'obtain recompense for Nokia's unauthorized use of BlackBerry's patented technology', and while they were not looking to block use, they wanted Nokia 'to license them on fair and reasonable terms' because according to BlackBerry 'Nokia has persisted in encouraging the use' without a license from BlackBerry.

As it stands, no announcements of any agreements have been made, so it seems likely BlackBerry and Nokia have gone back to the table to hash out the details or some arrangement was made that will come to light at a later time.

Via: Bloomberg, Seeking Alpha