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[4]: Don't understanding!
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 19th Mar 2013 11:23 UTC 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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RE[5]: Don't understanding!
by MOS6510 on Tue 19th Mar 2013 11:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Don't understanding!"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

"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.
"

Yes, and I value that greatly. Alas too often opinions are waved off because not by facts or arguments, but because of ideas that I think have a slight air of dogma around them.

For example one can not say anything positive about Apple or you get stripped of all your clothes, labeled a fanboy and thrown in the streets. Not as worse as getting buried six times, but not pleasant at least.

"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.
"

That's an assumption. You could also leave your opinion out or put in some journalistic effort and write an opinion piece. In this case I don't think you put much effort in to finding out the background information regarding Nokia's motives or what patents are exactly at stake. That would be actual useful/insightful information for us.

Your opinion now is a "probably". It may be right, it may be wrong, it may be both or neither. I.e. it doesn't add anything.

"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.
" [/q]

At least you didn't get an iPad Mini for your birthday like some readers here did.

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RE[6]: Don't understanding!
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 19th Mar 2013 11:38 in reply to "RE[5]: Don't understanding!"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I'd love an iPad Mini. Save for the crappy low-res display (really, it surprised me just how bad it is), it'd be a great addition to my collection. Not something I'd pay for, though.

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RE[5]: Don't understanding!
by WereCatf on Wed 20th Mar 2013 14:52 in reply to "RE[4]: Don't understanding!"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

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.


Pfft, don't be like that, we would never do that.




...I believe we're inventive enough a bunch to come up with some much fancier ways of disposing of you.

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