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[3]: Don't understanding!
by sparkyERTW on Tue 19th Mar 2013 15:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Don't understanding!"
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"If you sue someone over patents your business must be failing

Well, I'm all against patent trolls, yet the above statement is utter crap. Sorry my french. Generally speaking, if you don't protect your patents, nobody will, and sometimes the only way to do that is through the courts.

And the view being expressed is that if you're doing well, spending vast amounts of time and money protecting your patents is less productive from a business standpoint than spending it selling more units to your customers. Seems like a reasonable inference.

And if you feel that it's absolutely, positively necessary to include words like 'probably', 'likely', etc., just because the expressed opinion can't be proven to be true in 100% of cases, feel free to join in the pissing contest instigated by MOS above. Jeez.

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