Nokia applies for a ban on the sale of Lenovo equipment in Germany
At present, Nokia of Finland is in court with Lenovo Group over patent infringement. Nokia said that Lenovo Group has infringed many patents held by Nokia.
The infringement of patents mainly focuses on the video coding and decoding H.264 technology, which is not free, so if you need to use this technology, you need to pay an authorization fee.
Nokia stated that Lenovo had infringed Nokia’s patents on its laptops and tablets and that Lenovo had a negative attitude towards negotiations with Nokia’s patent licensing.
For this reason, Nokia sued Lenovo Group for infringement in many major markets around the world, seeking courts in various markets to issue injunctions prohibiting Lenovo Group from selling related equipment.
Nokia filed a lawsuit against Lenovo for patent infringement as early as last year. A court supported Nokia and subsequently ruled that Lenovo’s equipment was prohibited from selling in Germany.
The negative impact of banning the sale of Lenovo series devices throughout Germany is naturally very large, and Lenovo is not to be outdone and continues to apply to the court to suspend the execution of the ban.
At present, the German Court of Appeal has issued a ruling to suspend the execution of the injunction made by the Munich Court of Germany, which means that Lenovo’s equipment can temporarily resume sales.
Lenovo said that the Court of Appeal suspended the enforcement of the injunction because the previous ruling was unreasonable, and Nokia expressed confidence that it would be heard in the next appeal.
The main reason that caused Nokia and Lenovo to file a court case was the rationality of the H.264 patent fees. Lenovo said it was not that the company was unwilling to pay the patent fees.
On the contrary, the company is unwilling to pay and negotiate with Nokia for unreasonable patent fees, but Nokia has sought to completely ban the sale of Lenovo devices in many markets around the world.