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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injunctions for what?
by TechGeek on Thu 7th Mar 2013 18:20 UTC
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Injunctions are really only suppose to be used when the grievance is so bad that money can not make the victim whole. The problem is that most of what Apple was infringed on were not things that would prevent the competition from existing. Its not like Samsung was using some new screen technology that Apple hadn't licensed to anyone else. Apple cross licensed with HTC and with Microsoft. Therefore injunctive relief is not a valid relief. Its only a question of money.

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