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Author Topic: Patent Violations? Yeah, theres an app for that.  (Read 1561 times)


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Patent Violations? Yeah, theres an app for that.
« on: October 22, 2009, 02:36:26 PM »

This is no patent troll lawsuit. This is the world's largest mobile phone maker calling out one of the most beloved devices of recent history on ten counts of patent infringement.

The patents that Nokia cited in its complaint to the Delaware District Court today are related to wireless standard compatibility, speech coding and wireless data, as well as security and encryption. Nokia says it has licensed these patents out to more than 40 other companies and that every model of iPhone since the device's introduction in 2007 has infringed on them.

"The basic principle in the mobile industry is that those companies who contribute in technology development to establish standards create intellectual property, which others then need to compensate for. Apple is also expected to follow this principle," Nokia's Ilkka Rahnasto, Vice President, Legal & Intellectual Property, said in a prepared statement today. "By refusing to agree appropriate terms for Nokia's intellectual property, Apple is attempting to get a free ride on the back of [our] innovation."

More information on this lawsuit as it becomes available.



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Re: Patent Violations? Yeah, theres an app for that.
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 02:58:01 PM »
Multi-billion dollar companies fighting each other in court. To be honest my first reaction is...yawn.


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Re: Patent Violations? Yeah, theres an app for that.
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2009, 10:17:42 AM »
Reminds me of the case where MS got chewed out for putting xml (I think that was what it was) support in their MS Office without permission.
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