Apple Licenses Nokia Patents, Ending Lawsuits

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    Reuters and Engadget reports that Nokia has entered into a patent license agreement with Apple. From the press release:
    Nokia first filed a patent suit against Apple in October 2009 and the dispute has escalated since then with the two companies filing multiple new claims against each other. This should end one of the Apple's biggest patent disputes, but many others remain active.

    Article Link: Nokia Enters Into Patent License Agreement with Apple
     
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    I assume you're speaking to Nokia?
     
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    Unexpected, but good I guess. Seems like this will help Apple more then Nokia in the short term. IF Nokia somehow comes back to life with it's WP7 push, then it might hurt Apple a little in the long run. Considering how fast this whole sector is moving most of these patents might just be worthless in 5 years anyway.
     
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    Amazing how the apple fanboys bash samsung and other companies for "stealing ideas" but fail to realize apple itself took something from another company...:confused:
     
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    Nokia likely raised the white flag...

    I see that Apple didn't license their patents to Nokia.

    I'd guess that this settlement was Nokia's idea - possibly to take Apple's original offer of fair and reasonable payment for access to nokia's patents.
     
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    No reason you can't apply that to both companies.
     
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    OK, so Apple therefore admitted that they were wrong. Now lets hear from LTDs of this forum how they are going to spin this. They have been claiming all along that Apple was the "innovator" here and Nokia was in the wrong.
     
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    If MS buys Nokia Apple would not need to pay a fee, maybe something is up.

    Apple always wanted to pay, the dispute was about the price of the royalties.
     
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    Probably because Nokia ended up rolling with Windows Mobile instead of Android.
     
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    Great that Nokia is wise enough to avoid losing the lawsuit which was highly probable.
     
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    Its weird that Nokia did not license any Apple patents.... however that said I bet the whole deal would have ended in a M.A.D. situation.
     
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    If this was highly probable then Apple must be the idiots here. Why would they agree to pay Nokia otherwise?


    Apple has very few patents and most of those are useless. It appears that there has never been the case where Apple would be able to sue someone in court for use of their patent and win. Their patents usually get invalidated by courts because of prior arts or being too obvious.
     
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    Nokia? What is Nokia? A Japanese sumo wrestler?
     
  17. macrumors 603

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    No, it's the company that invented your iPhone (for the most part).
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, they invented but such a STUPID company never put into market. Thief Apple stupid Nokia.
     
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  20. macrumors 603

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    Wrong again. Nokia sells much more cell phones (and more smart phones) than Apple.
     
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    Good. Now draw a line under it and move on...

    RTP.
     
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    Let him be..
     
  23. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, yes I know they still sell the most phones in the world. 1000 million models of phones and cheap. Duh, of course they will sell the most phones. Who cares? They suck Apple's ass with smartphones.
     
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    I used to own ALL Nokia phones all my life until Apple came in the picture. Not to mention I may be living in US but I have seen from Addis Ababa to Dubai, from Paris to Prague. I would not talk about knowing things out of US if I were you.
     
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    More likely Nokia cowered under pressure of Apple's patents and Apple was willing to pay from the start, just not the insane amount Nokia wanted. So what's your point here.
     

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