Written by Karen Matusek
Nokia Oyj has filed a lawsuit towards Amazon.com Inc. in courts throughout three continents, alleging that the e-commerce large is utilizing its expertise in streaming providers and units with out a license.
Lawsuits have been filed in america, Germany, India, the UK and the European Single Patent Court docket, Arvin Patel, Nokia’s chief licensing officer, mentioned in a press release on the corporate’s web site. Individually, a lawsuit has additionally been filed towards HP Inc. In america concerning video-related applied sciences.
“We have now been in discussions with each Amazon and HP for quite a lot of years, however generally litigation is the one method to reply to firms that select to not play by the principles that others comply with and respect,” Patel mentioned.
Patel mentioned firms that present streaming video providers or streaming units take pleasure in “monumental advantages” from Nokia’s analysis and, in flip, should be compensated accordingly.
Amazon and HP didn’t instantly reply to emails searching for remark.
Nokia mentioned litigation was by no means its first selection, and that the overwhelming majority of its patent licensing agreements are agreed upon amicably. However regulators, such because the European Fee, have made efforts lately to restrict the variety of disputes over expertise, akin to cellphones, that find yourself in court docket — arguing that protracted disputes can stifle innovation.
In June, Nokia introduced a licensing settlement with Apple, with out revealing the phrases.
First revealed: October 31, 2023 | 10:57 pm he
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