Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Mar 2013 10:35 UTC
Legal "Apple vs. Samsung initially ended with a billion-dollar verdict in favor of Apple, but there have been plenty of wrinkles since. This week brought about another, as Nokia filed an amicus brief on behalf of Apple, Inc. in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In the brief filed Monday, Nokia asked the court to permit permanent injunctions on the sale of Samsung phones that were found to infringe Apple's patents." In the meantime, the latest comScore figures for the US show that Windows Phone's market share actually declined during the launch of Windows Phone 8. It's pretty clear that, combined with the disappointing quarterly results for Nokia, the company is setting itself up for the future. In this future, Nokia's patent portfolio is worth more than their actual phone business, and as such, Nokia can't do anything but support Apple in this case, else the value of their portfolio goes down.
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RE[5]: It isn't about Samsung
by bnolsen on Thu 7th Mar 2013 13:10 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: It isn't about Samsung"
bnolsen
Member since:
2006-01-06

ouch. for the sake of my little company i want the software and design patents utterly gone. We know that any larger player with a legal department will bury us with just legal threats even if totally unfounded. It's another small business nightmare that destoys innovation and effectively allows a few huge companies to dominate through collusion. More money is now spent on legal departments than r&d in these huge companies. I see no progress here, just another lawyer multuplying industry.

And the MS shills are out again even though the article has absolutely nothing to do with windows, just nokia's already existing patent portfolio. If you can't innovate (that means market, not just technology!), then litigate!

Edited 2013-03-07 13:13 UTC

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RE[6]: It isn't about Samsung
by Nelson on Thu 7th Mar 2013 13:52 in reply to "RE[5]: It isn't about Samsung"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I think you place too much importance on your small business. You're relatively small fish to fry in the grand scheme of things, so really, you need to worry mostly about NPEs or patent trolling.

That aspect of the system needs great reform, but it is completely separate from the merits of the patent system at large.

Besides, your post reads more to me like you'd like to escape the reality of potential liability for anything. You're starting a business, you're going to need a lawyers. Regardless.

Small start ups usually are not targeted, and products of the start up mentality like Facebook are only just now amassing a patent arsenal.

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RE[7]: It isn't about Samsung
by BushLin on Thu 7th Mar 2013 23:15 in reply to "RE[6]: It isn't about Samsung"
BushLin Member since:
2011-01-26

Yeah, fuck his small business... Apple are on the bread line.

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