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[2]: Don't understanding!
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 19th Mar 2013 11:00 UTC 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!"
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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[4]: Don't understanding!
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 19th Mar 2013 11:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Don't understanding!"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

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.


Of course. That's exactly what everybody is doing here. All the time.

Your opinion is presented as fact


You only read it as such. I'm not going to add "in my opinion" or "I think" to every statement I make. People here are smart enough to understand this - and so are you.

and each time someone disputes this it is waved off in an unpleasant manner.


We're all adults here. A few harsh and direct words never killed anyone. If it did, I'd be chopped to pieces, burnt, and buried six times over.

In the past week alone.

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