Nokia has filed a number of lawsuits in the UK, Germany, European Unified Patent Court, United States and India against Amazon and HP accusing the two companies of infringing its video streaming patents.
The telco giant alleges Amazon Prime Video and Twitch as well as HP’s computers are in violation of its streaming video compression and delivery patents.
Separately, Nokia has also filed cases in the US against HP for the unauthorised use of its patented video-related technologies in their devices, the company said.
In a blog post, Nokia’s chief licensing officer Arvin Patel said the company has been in discussion with Amazon and HP a number of years, “but sometimes litigation is the only way to respond to companies who choose not to play by the rules followed and respected by others”.
Patel added that Nokia is seeking compensation for the use of the patents, and intends to reinvest the royalties in its development of next-generation multimedia technology.