Nokia wins patent fight against Lenovo in Germany and can ask for ban of products there

Specialised site covering legal battles in the tech sector FossPatents reports that Nokia won an injunction against Lenovo in Germany that can be enforced against a collateral of 3.25 million euro, meaning that Nokia can ban and retract Lenovo products in Germany.

Nokia started fighting Lenovo a year ago, claiming the Chinese tech giant is infringing over 20 patents related to H.264 video codec and that Lenovo refuses to negotiate in good faith for a license. The recent news about Nokia’s win in Germany means that Nokia can ask the German authorities to ban sales of Lenovo products that infringe Nokia’s patents against a small security amount of just 3.25 million euro. In comparison, in Nokia’s legal battle with Daimler the collateral for Daimler products ban in Germany was set to 7 billion euro.

In any case, we will have to see if Nokia will enforce the injunction or some deal will be made.