Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 09:37 UTC
Legal So let me get this straight. Nokia claims that the Nexus 7 infringes upon standard essential wifi patents, and that Asus does not have a license. How in the name of hell is it possible that Asus has been shipping a gazillion wifi-enabled products every year for god knows how long now, and only now does Nokia notice? Wait - of course. Silly me. If you can't compete, litigate. D'oh.
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Responsibility to Share Holders
by Adurbe on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 16:59 UTC
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

Nokia has a responsibility to its shareholders to defend its portfolio. It might not be the the most popular choice, but as the law stands things like this is what any good company Should do.

As their price has plummeted recently any positive news/income to boost their price (in theory)

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Nokia has a responsibility to its shareholders to defend its portfolio. It might not be the the most popular choice, but as the law stands things like this is what any good company Should do.


This phrase sounds like a verbatim quote of usual nonsense talk of all patent aggressors. It's like saying "the government has responsibility for its citizens, so we need to attack the neighboring country to get some resources". Aggressors are aggressors. The notion that any good company would do thins is totally wrong. Good ones aren't acting as aggressive thugs.

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Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

How much Nokia is worth is directly linked to their share price.

Nokia is sacking people like there is no tomorrow. R+D costs MUST be recouped or its not financially viable to maintain the workforce doing it.

In your ideal world, Nokia spend all the money on the development of tech then allow everyone to use it for free? Great to say, but in practice if you worked at Nokia (and I know many that do) would you rather be employed or Nokia not pursue revenue?

I wont even start on how many normal people have their savings linked to this company

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

It's like saying "the government has responsibility for its citizens, so we need to attack the neighboring country to get some resources".


Personally I like the one where the government has a responsibility for its citizens to protect them from being robbed of their freedoms by commercial entities.

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