Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 16:17 UTC
Legal I love it when ancient proverbs come to life. If you can't compete, litigate. Right, Nokia? It's suing HTC, RIM, and Viewsonic in the US and Germany over 45 FRAND patents. The world is so predictable, and the technology world even more so. Ever since Microsoft got its claws on this company, its morals and values have been going downhill.
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TheVerge says these aren't FRAND.
by MollyC on Wed 2nd May 2012 16:29 UTC
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http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/2/2993520/nokia-sues-htc-rim-and-vie...

"The patents in question makes these cases slightly different than Nokia's now-settled litigation with Apple, which involved several standards-related patents that were required to be licensed under so-called FRAND guidelines; filing lawsuits over FRAND patents has become a hot-button issue under serious international scrutiny. At the same time, Nokia has a slightly harder road to proving that HTC, RIM, and Viewsonic are infringing these patents, and it's possible they can easily be designed around — HTC has been able to design around several of Apple's patents as that case progresses."

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