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Apple-Nokia deal lasts until December 2016?

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Apple-Nokia deal lasts until December 2016?
Last month, we told you how Apple and Nokia were getting upset at Samsung. Well, let's just say that getting mad at Samsung is part of the job description for working in Cupertino. But together with Nokia, the pair were mad that Sammy was spilling the beans about Apple and Nokia's confidential patent agreement. Files marked "Highly Confidential" had found their way to 90 of Samsung's employees and 130 unauthorized lawyers. The worst part of it, according to Apple, is that Samsung used the information when it negotiated a patent deal of its own with Nokia.

When Samsung filed its response to Apple's request for a permanent injunction against several Samsung devices, it wanted to make a point. Apple had claimed that its deal with Nokia was not relevant to the current proceedings with Samsung because it was a "provisional license for a limited standstill period." Samsung countered by stating that the Apple-Nokia deal covered the future and was not simply a license covering past damages. And within that statement, Samsung revealed that the Apple-Nokia patent agreement runs from June 12th, 2011 to December 31st, 2016.

Apple and Samsung are said to be currently engaged in settlement talks, even at the highest level. Both meet up in the courtroom again on January 30th under the glaring eyes of Judge Lucy Koh. Apple has sought sanctions against Samsung's chief licensing executive Dr. Seungho Ahn for two years, along with others who got a glimpse of the confidential documents. Nokia, on the other hand, seeks sanctions against Samsung's legal team from Quinn Emanuel. Let's see if  Judge Koh has anything to say about this during that hearing.

Samsung spills the beans on the Apple-Nokia deal

Samsung spills the beans on the Apple-Nokia deal


source: FOSSPatents

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posted on 14 Jan 2014, 02:16 8

1. tech2 (Posts: 2075; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


What's the deal called, Patent-troll Agreement ?

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 02:22 4

2. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Shhh... it's top secret.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 02:26 3

3. tech2 (Posts: 2075; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


LOL.......not as long as Samsung is involved !

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 02:29 2

5. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


LOL......Samsung is gonna ruin their deal and tell everyone about the Patent-troll Agreement. Soon, it will become the top news, not the top secret. ;)

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 04:03 1

8. ihavenoname (Posts: 1402; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Lol Samsung sues you for leak of The Plan of leaking Nokia and Apple

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 04:10 2

9. Finalflash (Posts: 1765; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Obviously, they like to keep things simple for their lawyers. Still, even though Samsung did break the rules by using their ill-begotten knowledge to their advantage. But that is what will happen when Apple expects you to pay $20-40 per device for using their innovation in rectangles with screens or bouncing list.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 02:27 2

4. sianto (Posts: 65; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


Nokia is gonna get a patent troll. Stupid Microstfu!

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 02:35

6. external (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jan 2014)


2001 ??

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 03:33 1

7. willard12 (Posts: 798; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Apple lied? That's shocking.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 04:15 2

10. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


They lied without patenting how to lie. Bad ..

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 07:44 2

11. Killertech2099 (Posts: 141; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Haha Samsung caught em ;)

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