HMD Global: Making quick steps to re-launching its Nokia phones in Europe after patent kerfuffle

HMD Global is not happy about the court ruling that forced it to pull its phones out of Germany (and other regions), but it’s not taking it laying down either. The company reached out to us with a statement about the legal issue and what it is doing about it.

VoiceAgeEVS LLC (VAEVS) filed suits in multiple jurisdictions over a patent on Enhanced Voice Services, an audio codec used in VoLTE. HMD argues that VAEVS made “excessive non-FRAND royalty demands”. Patents that are essential to an industry standard (like VoLTE in this case) are required to be licensed under Fair, Reasonable And…

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