Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Mar 2013 10:35 UTC
Legal "Apple vs. Samsung initially ended with a billion-dollar verdict in favor of Apple, but there have been plenty of wrinkles since. This week brought about another, as Nokia filed an amicus brief on behalf of Apple, Inc. in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In the brief filed Monday, Nokia asked the court to permit permanent injunctions on the sale of Samsung phones that were found to infringe Apple's patents." In the meantime, the latest comScore figures for the US show that Windows Phone's market share actually declined during the launch of Windows Phone 8. It's pretty clear that, combined with the disappointing quarterly results for Nokia, the company is setting itself up for the future. In this future, Nokia's patent portfolio is worth more than their actual phone business, and as such, Nokia can't do anything but support Apple in this case, else the value of their portfolio goes down.
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RE[2]: It isn't about Samsung
by Nelson on Thu 7th Mar 2013 11:37 UTC in reply to "RE: It isn't about Samsung"
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Seems more likely it's simply about removing some competition in the hope of more sales but then I'm quite cynical.

I don't think that's Nokia's play at all. Maybe it's Apple's, in fact, it's likely Apple's strategy. They're out for more blood than Nokia is.

Nokia's hand in this is that they need to protect their future ability to use injunctive relief as a negotiating chip. The bar being set so impossibly high threatens that and hurts their IP licensing schemes.

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