The Finnish mobile giant today seen another loss but this time it is a legal battle after a regional court in Mannheim, Germany, found the Nokia had violated patents belonging to German patent firm IPCom. The decision comes a day after the company posted its Q1 2012 financial results, noting an operating loss of €1.3 billion that led to a net loss of €590 million for the period.
Nokia spokesman Mark Durrant said the ruling affected phones that were no longer being sold. “We respectfully disagree with this decision, but almost all of these phones predated the grant of the patent in February 2011 and our products today use different methods.” He added: “The judgment does not rule whether Nokia’s current mobile devices infringe the patent,” the company would ask a higher regional court to clarify the ruling.
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