Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Jun 2011 06:31 UTC
Legal Well, the first of the big patent litigations is over. Since this one involves Apple, the big winner is obviously the highly innovative company from Cupertiono, right? The company from which all others copy, right? Well, no, not exactly. The big winner is Nokia.
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RE[2]: Why is this surprising?
by Vargol on Tue 14th Jun 2011 12:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Why is this surprising?"
Vargol
Member since:
2006-02-28

Most of what YOU write is just wrong. Apple wanted RAND terms Nokia wanted more. Unless the terms of the settlement are revealed we'll never know who got what they wanted.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Correction: Apple had their own interpretation of what FRAND terms should be. Nokia had their own.

Both parties dropped all complaints and Nokia got paid. Seems like Nokia got patents and $$$(kaching!), not just money.

In these kind of statements you have to read between the lines. Because they are designed to reveal as much as possible without actually blatantly spelling out the terms. A big pointer is that Nokia came out with the statement first, not Apple.

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RE[3]: Why is this surprising?
by tomcat on Tue 14th Jun 2011 19:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Why is this surprising?"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Most of what YOU write is just wrong. Apple wanted RAND terms Nokia wanted more. Unless the terms of the settlement are revealed we'll never know who got what they wanted.


Nokia and Apple are both public companies. The amounts will be disclosed on their respective financial statements.

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