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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RE: Don't understanding!
by MOS6510 on Tue 19th Mar 2013 10:44 UTC in reply to "Don't understanding!"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

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!"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

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[3]: Don't understanding!
by MOS6510 on Tue 19th Mar 2013 11:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Don't understanding!"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I'm not accusing, countersuing Apple or cheering, I'm just observing.

You are not Nokia, HTC or a German judge, yet you know exactly what Nokia's motives are based on the sales figures of their Lumia phones. Even stranger, you link to an article that is based on Florian Muller's work, which were aren't allowed to do.

Your opinion is presented as fact and each time someone disputes this it is waved off in an unpleasant manner.

It's my opinion we can make our own opinions and should be allowed to debate news facts with an open mind and not dogma.

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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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2005-07-06

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[3]: Don't understanding!
by sparkyERTW on Tue 19th Mar 2013 15:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Don't understanding!"
sparkyERTW Member since:
2010-06-09

"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.
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And the view being expressed is that if you're doing well, spending vast amounts of time and money protecting your patents is less productive from a business standpoint than spending it selling more units to your customers. Seems like a reasonable inference.

And if you feel that it's absolutely, positively necessary to include words like 'probably', 'likely', etc., just because the expressed opinion can't be proven to be true in 100% of cases, feel free to join in the pissing contest instigated by MOS above. Jeez.

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