Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 22:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia board chairman Risto Siilasmaa went on a Finnish television show, and stated that while he is confident in Windows Phone 8, the company does have a back-up plan if it doesn't work out. Speculation aplenty - what is this backup plan? The answer's pretty easy, if you ask me.
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Backup plan, turn into a patent troll
by moondevil on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 05:12 UTC
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Sad to see this happening as an ex-Nokia employee, but it seems the contingency plan is to follow Apple's footsteps and start suing Android OEMs.

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2188489/googles-nexus-tabl...

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Man, that's just sad. "When your badly conceived business plan fail, sue everyone else".
Didn't know Nokia had WiFi patents though.

Edited 2012-07-03 05:16 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

They aren't doing anything yet, accept a polite request for them to obtain a license.

FFS.

If it does happen, bring out the shitty comments.

Edited 2012-07-04 19:04 UTC

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cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

They are not suing, yet. They just reminded Google/Asus that they need a license. Nokia is very respectful of its FRAND patents, and everybody usually get a license for the same price. The only company that got sued by Nokia was Apple, but only because Apple thought they could try to lower the price.

Nokia has literally spend billions on R&D over wireless technology and be a major innovation force in that area, it is only fair that they get compensated for their work (most of their patents have required way more work than "slide to unlock").

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