Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Mar 2013 09:50 UTC
Legal Nokia has gotten an injunction against HTC in Germany over a patent on a power-saving feature in Qualcomm chips (?!). Nokia's response illustrates why the company started its recent patent offensive: "Nokia is pleased with this decision, which confirms the quality of Nokia's patent portfolio." If nobody buys your phones and your business is failing spectacularly, you have to promote something else of value to paint yourself as an interesting acquisition target. Patents it is, then. If you can't compete, litigate. Update: HTC's statement is pretty damning.
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Don't understanding!
by gloucestershrubhill on Tue 19th Mar 2013 10:33 UTC
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If Nokia's concerned about the patent portfolio, why spin Qt out to Digia? I don't understand.

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RE: Don't understanding!
by MOS6510 on Tue 19th Mar 2013 10:44 in reply to "Don't understanding!"
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It's not about logic or reality, but dogma.

If you sue someone over patents your business must be failing. If you don't agree with this dogma you are a fanboy or worse.

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RE[2]: Don't understanding!
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 19th Mar 2013 11:00 in reply to "RE: Don't understanding!"
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And if you disagree with YOUR reading, you're apparently lumped into the other group. You're doing the same thing you're accusing others of.

Interestingly enough, when Samsung countersued Apple over a patent covering a technique in a Qualcomm chip in the iPhone, we were told this was crazy because it was 'double-dipping'; Qualcomm already had a license, right? Why should Apple pay twice?

The same is happening here, yet I'm pretty sure the usual suspects will be cheering this along, proclaiming justice and what not. Funny how that works.

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RE[2]: Don't understanding!
by l3v1 on Tue 19th Mar 2013 13:44 in reply to "RE: Don't understanding!"
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If you sue someone over patents your business must be failing

Well, I'm all against patent trolls, yet the above statement is utter crap. Sorry my french. Generally speaking, if you don't protect your patents, nobody will, and sometimes the only way to do that is through the courts. Again, I'm not talking about trolls here, they are not proper users of this system, but the abusers of it.

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RE: Don't understanding!
by ricegf on Tue 19th Mar 2013 10:48 in reply to "Don't understanding!"
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Even a billion dollar check only goes so far when your market share collapses, and then the seed corn starts to look very tasty...

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RE: Don't understanding!
by shmerl on Wed 20th Mar 2013 05:36 in reply to "Don't understanding!"
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Because some sane people there managed to save Qt from Nokia that would otherwise just bury it to satisfy their MS overlords.

Edited 2013-03-20 05:39 UTC

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