A new document from European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), reveled today regarding Nokia, HMD Global has received about 500 Nokia design patents from Microsoft Mobile. The former is the company that made the Microsoft and Nokia branded Windows handsets.
About 500 patents have been transferred to HMD Global, which now has exclusive rights to Nokia phones and tablets. One of the design patents that been recently transferred to HMD is for the Lumia Camera UI, which hints that we may see the interface on future Nokia-branded handsets.
Even though Microsoft still owns roughly 200 Nokia design patents incluidng PureView, ClearBlack, and PureMotion technologies.
Last year, HMD Global got the exclusive globas license from Nokia to create Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for the next 10 years. After getting license the Finnish company HMD Global has already launched the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokai 6, and will unveil the flagship Nokia 8 next month.
These patents will allow HMD to improve its products even further without having to fear it will be hit by lawsuits. None of the new Nokia smartphones launched by HMD feature a decent camera UI, HMD Global has lately been focusing a lot on the camera for its upcoming Nokia-branded phones. So the new patent should come in handy, HMD Global also announced strategic partnership with Zeiss. We hope that current and the upcoming Android phones to be released by HMD will include the so-called Lumia Camera UI, which could be seen under different name as Lumia brand still belongs to Microsoft.
Some of the recent leaks have already indicated that the upcoming rumoured Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 may sport Carl Zeiss lenses with a dual camera setup, something that was absent in Nokia’s previous releases.