Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Jan 2010 23:38 UTC, submitted by OSGuy
Legal Just when you thought the legal battle between Nokia and Apple couldn't get any more convoluted, Apple has filed its own complaint with the US International Trade Commission, seeking to have Nokia's products banned from the US market because they infringe on Apple's patents.
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RE[2]: Bound to happen
by FellowConspirator on Mon 18th Jan 2010 02:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Bound to happen"
FellowConspirator
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2007-12-13

Strictly speaking, what Apple has done is purchase Nokia-licensed technology from a third-party (who is licensed by Nokia to do so). Nokia feels that doing so gives Apple an unreasonable edge in their products by not dealing with Nokia directly (who wants to charge more, and restrict Apple's use of the tech).

It's like a Google buying disk arrays from EMC, and Seagate finding that the arrays have Seagate disks in them, then telling Google that they are "too big" to buy licensed product from EMC and asking them to negotiate directly at higher cost and with some stipulation about how the storage is used. Google would call their bluff too.

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RE[3]: Bound to happen
by zima on Wed 20th Jan 2010 20:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Bound to happen"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

The terms of GSM tech licensing are clear here, they don't carry on from the supplier of radio module to manufacturer of handset.

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