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: Comment by Nelson
by Deviate_X on Tue 19th Mar 2013 14:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
Deviate_X
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2005-07-11

Nonsense, every one has to assert their patents because everyone else is asserting there patents. This is simply path of the process ... a consequences of Apple-Google becoming leaders in the field.

Incidentally - don't imagine HTC or any other company are innocent imagining ..."we won't be infringing on Nokia patents", Nokia has been in business for 100+ years! These court proceedings are simply the end result of ego, gambling and failure negotiate properly!

Edited 2013-03-19 14:11 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Tue 19th Mar 2013 14:10 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I'm not sure how what I said is nonsense, or how what you said runs contrary to what I said, but feel free to elaborate.

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