Apple Licenses Nokia Patents, Ending Lawsuits

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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
  2. skinned66 macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2011
    Ottawa, Canada
  3. sciwizam macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2010
  4. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I assume you're speaking to Nokia?
  5. macnisse macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
  6. CIA macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2003
    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.
  7. macsamillionjoe macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2011
    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:
  8. jca666us macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2005
    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.
  9. portishead macrumors 65816

    Apr 4, 2007
    los angeles
    No reason you can't apply that to both companies.
  10. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    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.
  11. Bonte macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2002
    Bruges, Belgium
    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.
  12. ThisIsNotMe Suspended

    Aug 11, 2008
    Probably because Nokia ended up rolling with Windows Mobile instead of Android.
  13. caspersoong macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2011
    Great that Nokia is wise enough to avoid losing the lawsuit which was highly probable.
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    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.
  15. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    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.
  16. celo48 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2010
    Nokia? What is Nokia? A Japanese sumo wrestler?
  17. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    No, it's the company that invented your iPhone (for the most part).
  18. celo48 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2010
    Yeah, they invented but such a STUPID company never put into market. Thief Apple stupid Nokia.
  19. macsamillionjoe macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2011
  20. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    Wrong again. Nokia sells much more cell phones (and more smart phones) than Apple.
  21. RodThePlod macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2005
    Good. Now draw a line under it and move on...

  22. macsamillionjoe macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2011
    Let him be..
  23. celo48 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2010
    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.
  24. celo48 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2010
    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.
  25. Jerome Morrow macrumors 6502a

    Jerome Morrow

    Jun 13, 2011
    United Kingdom
    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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