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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Dryhte
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2008-02-05

I just bought the Lumia 620 (after years of Android) and I was (well, still am) happily surprised.

I think devices like the 620 (and 520) are the way to go for Nokia (affordable, mid-range hardware without cutting too many important features and with loads of good software additions), they shouldn't get started with patent extortion...

But hey, maybe this suit was started before they had something to show for their WP effort.

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