Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Dec 2009 17:41 UTC
Legal Back in October, Nokia sued Apple for patent infringement. In a response back then, Apple already stated it would defend itself vigorously. We now know just how vigorously: Apple has countersued Nokia, claiming the Finnish electronics company is infringing 13 of Apple's patents. It's on.
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Brillian Strateg on Nokia's Part
by linumax on Fri 11th Dec 2009 18:28 UTC
linumax
Member since:
2007-02-07

There was no chance Apple would have licensed their Multitouch patents.

So, Nokia sued them knowing they will get sued back and as always this will end in a cross-licensing deal. Nokia would give up a few of the telecom/cellphone patents they have amassed over decades and in return would get Multitouch.

If this is the case, then well played Nokia.

Edited 2009-12-11 18:30 UTC

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

So, Nokia sued them knowing they will get sued back and as always this will end in a cross-licensing deal. Nokia would give up a few of the telecom/cellphone patents they have amassed over decades and in return would get Multitouch.

If this is the case, then well played Nokia.


Sounds like a very crappy deal to me.

"See, you can touch the panel not just by one finger, but... wait for it... TWO fingers". I can't believe I didn't think of it myself.

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/33930

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sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

While it is a bit ridiculous, more-than-one is actually much harder than only-one. Not so much harder that you should be able to patent the very idea, though.

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ariarinen Member since:
2009-02-07

Nokia has their own multi touch tech, like 3D multi touch that they just filed for, and older ones are touch less that recognize commands without a single touch on the screen.

Cross-licensing deal are just a option if both are equal like Nokia and Qualcomm or Ericsson and some of the other larger players. Cash-Licensing deal is the most likely outcome like they have with a few others.

The 10 patents are probably the 10 that are rock-solid and has to be used.

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