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Nokia Sues HTC, RIM, ViewSonic in Global Patent Brawl

May 2, 2012

Nokia today launched a massive patent attack against two of its main smartphone rivals, HTC and Research in Motion, and is taking a swipe at television maker ViewSonic in the process.

As part of efforts to "protect its innovations and intellectual property", Nokia has fired off close to a dozen complaints to regional courts in the U.S. and Germany, as well as sending one in the direction of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

A statement from Nokia said it has "licensed our standards essential patents to more than 40 companies"



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