Nokia – the Finnish telecom equipment maker is suing Amazon and HP over the unauthorized use of a mix of video streaming-related essential patents. Nokia filed a lawsuit in a Delaware federal court and has also filed similar lawsuits across Germany, India, the UK and the European Unified Patent Court.
Nokia clarifies that Amazon Prime and Twitch platforms are using Nokia-patented technology for video compression, content delivery and content recommendation amongst others. HP devices were also found to violate Nokia’s patented video streaming tech.
Nokia claims it offered Amazon and HP fair terms for negotiating licenses for its patented tech but both companies declined the offers. Nokia is a leading R&D player with over €140 billion in investments in the last 20 years with ownership of over 20,000 patent families across various countries.