The Nokia won the dispute with Research In Motion (RIM) involving the use of patents related to the technology of wireless local access (WLAN), the Finnish company said on Wednesday.
“It was found that RIM broke the contract and is not authorized to manufacture or sell WLAN products before hitting the payment of royalties,” Nokia said in announcing the decision.
Nokia, which has been trying to increase gain strength while losing royalties with the phone business, said he recorded the process in the United States, Britain and Canada to enforce the arbitrator’s decision.
The BlackBerry maker was not immediately available for comment.
Nokia has signed a cross-licensing agreement with RIM essential patents involving cell phones in 2003, hit that was changed in 2008. RIM sought arbitration in 2011, arguing that the license should be extended to encompass WLAN patents.