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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RE: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Wed 4th Jul 2012 18:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Sorry from the article

Companies who are not yet licensed under our standard essential patents should simply approach us and sign up for a license.


That is rather polite, and that is how one speaks to
other in a working environment when you are informing them when they have done something wrong.

I don't see anything with what Nokia is saying, it is threatening ... it is a polite request to do the right thing with their hardware patents.

i.e.

In future could you put the request through basecamp because that is how my output is monitored by management. I will do it this time as it is a small job.


If they don't keep on doing it, then become slightly more forceful:

I should remind you that this should be done requested through basecamp.


If they still don't:

I will not work on any requests if it isn't done through basecamp.


Then if they still do it, then and only when they still do it, you go to your boss.

I know it is cool to hate on Microsoft, but really this is Nokia making a polite request ... they aren't being dicks, they are just politely requesting.

Thom might say something about timing "blah, blah, blah" ... but IMHO, it is still speculation and the time to rant is when it actually happens.

Edited 2012-07-04 18:51 UTC

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