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[5]: It isn't about Samsung
by bnolsen on Thu 7th Mar 2013 13:10 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: It isn't about Samsung"
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ouch. for the sake of my little company i want the software and design patents utterly gone. We know that any larger player with a legal department will bury us with just legal threats even if totally unfounded. It's another small business nightmare that destoys innovation and effectively allows a few huge companies to dominate through collusion. More money is now spent on legal departments than r&d in these huge companies. I see no progress here, just another lawyer multuplying industry.

And the MS shills are out again even though the article has absolutely nothing to do with windows, just nokia's already existing patent portfolio. If you can't innovate (that means market, not just technology!), then litigate!

Edited 2013-03-07 13:13 UTC

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