Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Mar 2013 09:50 UTC
Legal Nokia has gotten an injunction against HTC in Germany over a patent on a power-saving feature in Qualcomm chips (?!). Nokia's response illustrates why the company started its recent patent offensive: "Nokia is pleased with this decision, which confirms the quality of Nokia's patent portfolio." If nobody buys your phones and your business is failing spectacularly, you have to promote something else of value to paint yourself as an interesting acquisition target. Patents it is, then. If you can't compete, litigate. Update: HTC's statement is pretty damning.
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RE[2]: Don't understanding!
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 19th Mar 2013 11:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Don't understanding!"
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And if you disagree with YOUR reading, you're apparently lumped into the other group. You're doing the same thing you're accusing others of.

Interestingly enough, when Samsung countersued Apple over a patent covering a technique in a Qualcomm chip in the iPhone, we were told this was crazy because it was 'double-dipping'; Qualcomm already had a license, right? Why should Apple pay twice?

The same is happening here, yet I'm pretty sure the usual suspects will be cheering this along, proclaiming justice and what not. Funny how that works.

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