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[2]: innovation halted by IP
by TechGeek on Fri 8th Mar 2013 02:02 UTC in reply to "RE: innovation halted by IP"
TechGeek
Member since:
2006-01-14

Oh really. And just how do you think at&t became the huge corporation that got broken up? at&t had a long history of abuses all starting with the patent on the telephone.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Yes really. ATT had a statutory monopoly.

Sure, maybe they had patents, so did everyone else, but it is far from the principle reason why they were broken up, which is what you're claiming.

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Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Do tell, O wise and powerful Nelson.

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