Nokia makes (patent) offer RIM can’t (legally) refuse

Mobile technology juggernaut Nokia has renewed a multi-year patent license agreement with Research In Motion, the company behind the BlackBerry line. In return for an undisclosed up-front payment and on-going royalties, Nokia has granted RIM worldwide use of standards essential mobile network patents, specifically relating to GSM, WCDMA and CDMA2000 technologies.

For a minute there, I thought RIM might have another patent fight in ‘em, especially after seeing Qualcomm successfully defeat the Finnish giant in an unrelated patent dispute earlier this year.

Looks like your precious CrackBerries are safe…for now.