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.
Thread beginning with comment 554518
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[6]: It isn't about Samsung
by Nelson on Thu 7th Mar 2013 18:51 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: It isn't about Samsung"
Member since:

What a load a crap.

I've seen far too many big companies spend millions on kitchen sink patents that cover world + dog just to use it later on to bully small companies into submissions by using the sheer size of their legal department.

You simply have no idea how broken the system is, and how hard it is to navigate a small company in today's patent system minefield.

- Gilboa

You've seen big non patent trolls extorting small businesses? Where? Do you have examples? I don't really think this happens as much in practice as people let on.

It is a myth that small business is being strangled by patents. Just because you say it, doesn't make it true.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[7]: It isn't about Samsung
by gilboa on Fri 8th Mar 2013 09:27 in reply to "RE[6]: It isn't about Samsung"
gilboa Member since:

Let just say I'm talking from personal experience. (Both ends, BTW).

You're either very naive, very young, or living on another planet.

- Gilboa

Edited 2013-03-08 09:28 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 1