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#1 Nirvana

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Posted October 22, 2009 - 09:12 AM

Nokia, the world's biggest mobile phone maker, has said that it is suing its US rival Apple for infringing patents on mobile phone technology for the iPhone.
Nokia said it had not been compensated for its technology, and accused Apple of "trying to get a free ride on the back of Nokia's innovation".
The ten alleged patent infringements involve wireless data, speech coding, security, and encryption.
Apple's shares dipped after news of the action broke.
The breaches applied to all models of the iPhone since its launch on 2007, Nokia added.
'Basic principle'
Finland's Nokia said that it had agreements with about 40 firms - including most mobile phone handset makers - allowing them to use the firm's technology, but that Apple had not signed an agreement.
"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," said Ilkka Rahnasto, Vice President, Legal & Intellectual Property at Nokia.
"Apple is also expected to follow this principle."
He added that during the last two decades, Nokia had invested approximately 40bn euros (£36.2bn; $60bn) on research and development.
Earlier this month, Nokia posted its first quarterly loss in a decade amid falling sales.
Analysts said that the poor results had come partly as customers turned from Nokia models to the iPhone and RIM's Blackberry.
Meanwhile, Apple reported profits of $1.67bn (£1bn) in the three months to 26 September - partly due to a 7% growth in iPhone sales.

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Posted October 22, 2009 - 10:18 AM

if Nokia wins, this could destroy Apple shares.

iPhoners don't have to worry, it's not like the Patent Court is going to file an injunction, but they may likely force Apple to open up their books and share their profits.
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Posted October 23, 2009 - 03:33 AM

This is just a rant by Nokia's part because they are loosing money. If they have something better, why aren't they selling more?
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Posted October 23, 2009 - 07:53 AM

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Posted October 23, 2009 - 11:05 AM

This is just a rant by Nokia's part because they are loosing money. If they have something better, why aren't they selling more?

b/c Apple stole their ideas? :unsure:
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Posted October 23, 2009 - 06:56 PM

Nokia actually makes a lot of money internationally. they are THE phone in Europe & Asia. Got some sick phones too!


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Posted October 24, 2009 - 03:00 AM

Apple didn't steal any ideas, this is just legal stuff Apple I guess decided to cheat on. Of course every phone now will use "wireless data", but apparently Nokia did it first and patented it, so everyone else who uses it (something they gotta use) has to pay Nokia. Apple just decided to skip that part.

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Posted October 28, 2009 - 01:35 AM

b/c Apple stole their ideas? :unsure:


I doubt they stole anything, and I'm sure they didn't do anything that other corporations don't do, Nokia included.
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Posted October 28, 2009 - 12:41 PM

I doubt they stole anything, and I'm sure they didn't do anything that other corporations don't do, Nokia included.

well, keep in mind, a patent infringement claim doesn't need to show they stole any idea. All they need to do is uphold their patent and that Apple used the patented tech in their product during the patent period.
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Posted October 28, 2009 - 01:01 PM

Apple should pay Nokia and end this lame story.
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