Nokia sues Lenovo for infringing video codec patents

As BloomberLaw reports, Nokia filed a complaint against Lenovo alleging that the Chinese company is using over 20 of Nokia’s video coding patents related to “International Telecommunications Union’s H.264 Advanced Video Coding standard” without paying a license.

The complaint was filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina. According to Nokia, Lenovo is unlawfully using Nokia patents in dozens of tablets and laptops, and that Lenovo refused to meaningfully engage in patent licensing negotiating forcing Nokia to look for legal means of protecting its IP.

Nokia has a great track record with enforcing their intellectual property rights, so it will be interesting to see the results of this “patent battle”.