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Judge's ruling on patent interpretation could lead to a ban on Android tethering

0. phoneArena 24 Mar 2013, 15:19 posted on

Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia has received a favorable interpretation of a patent from the ITC that could lead down the road to a ban on the ability of Android phones to use the tethering feature; the ITC ruling would seem to make it impossible for HTC and Google to successfully defend the charge of infringement of the patent owned by Nokia...

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posted on 24 Mar 2013, 15:23 30

1. dragonite99 (unregistered)


burn in hell nokia

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 15:34 21

3. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Dieing struggling company is now becoming like Apple!
Start to Litigate!

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 18:26 16

44. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Nokia will never be able to use Android OS, if Nokia win the case. Nokia will go bankrupt with Windows Phones.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 03:57 4

70. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


hope so.....Apple + Nokia + Microsoft + Intel all of them led by pure devil :)

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 21:28 10

52. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


f**k nokia thats why there company is dying like blackberry keep suing and you and apple heading to hell and soon you both will be dead. nokia needs 100 years to get one step to Android.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 21:39 13

54. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Nokia's defending its 16K patents which defined the industry, whereas apple uses its late-to-the-game patents to bully others for baloney disputes

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 21:49 6

56. johnnh (Posts: 37; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


You mean attacking the idea of FRAND in crossplatform features. These idiots saw htc's weakness when they reached a settlement with apple so they went all-in to try to get something too. Why they do not sue apple for tethering? or samsung? Nokia didn't make any stand out stuff rather than consumer friendly phones since the late 90s. They didn't created mobile phones, nor gsm, nor cdma nor any breakthrough technology that defined the industry. Just user friendly phones and leaded symbian development. What would had hapened if palm sued nokia for coping features from palm os to symbian? This patent war has turned so childish

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 01:49 6

66. sbw44 (Posts: 433; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Whats wrong? as soon as google gets sued Nokia is suddenly the bad guy? Lmao! Go Nokia!

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 05:31 2

72. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Agree. Some of these people just don't get why research companies defend their hard-earned patents. You work on an idea, invent and discover something. If someone steals that idea or discovery won't you feel sad? You'd want it back right? Or at least you benefit from it. Nothing wrong with Nokia suing others. Apple, Blackberry and others have already agreed to pay to use some Nokia patents. Nothing wrong suing the competition.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 04:27 1

71. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


this patent is sh*t...like to forward any message through middle participant, mediator ;)

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 13:20

81. mousesports (Posts: 274; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


maybe your brain will burn in hell of your ass

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 15:25 7

2. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Ha ha!

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 15:35 15

4. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Oh it's funny blackberry and apple can settle but google can't. Time to pay up google. Just imagine just a $1 for every android tablet and phone ever sold is a win win.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 15:41 17

6. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Nokia are in desperate need for resources

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 17:10 9

24. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


Maybe on the other hand it seems like Google wants to live on charity

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 17:09 6

23. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Google shouldn't have to settle. Google doesn't make the phones, therefore it isn't in control of whether or not tethering is in your device. (This is an educated guess, not a fact, but) Most people probably don't even use the tethering feature on their phones because it requires a higher monthly bill.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 17:32 1

36. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


Actually thts carriers bolckin a feature to make money otherwise tethering is available on unlocked phones I first used it on E71 and its a quite a valueable feature for many

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 17:34

37. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


Nokia didnt sued Google they got involved on their own and wanted to be co-defendant but the court only allowed them to intervene

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 06:53

75. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


That's besides the point. I was replying to comment four.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 18:01 2

43. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


You are correct, they can't sue Google. Only the manufacturers.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 22:16

62. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 141; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)


You do realize even if google loses this one, It's not google who has to pay? It's the manufacturers and who make and sell the phones.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 05:36 1

73. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Agree. But Google may not have to pay since it doesn't make phones and profit from it (also pointed out by quesoesgrande#23). However when Nokia starts suing the Android OEMS and starts winning, Android will definitely lose market share and revenues that's why Google acted as co-defendant. They ought to lose big that's why they're helping HTC.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:06

77. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


That's cuz' when you interpret in lai-man's terms you are talking TRILLIONS! Time to root and titha' for FREEE......!

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 15:39 14

5. Tele7 (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


Android been out since when? And they want to ban tethering now?

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 15:53 3

11. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Nokia is just getting around to them, it seems. I imagine Microsoft goaded them into it, such Android is such an easy target, given that very few features weren't developed elsewhere. I truly expect to see Nokia go for the jugular, especially since their mobile IP treasure trove is probably one of the most diverse and deep in the industry.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 17:12 8

25. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


They sued HTC after they settled with Apple which was i think 2010 or so no MS involvement at time so cheak ur facts

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 17:24 6

34. Hemlocke (unregistered)


It's not 2010, now, and Nokia is starting to ramp up their litigation and go after Android proper. Reading comprehension and spelling are your friends.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 17:37 4

40. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


I doubt Nokia is the one which sets court dates and this would not be a problem if HTC just pay royalities to Nokia like everyone else

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 22:00 1

60. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Who uses tethering? Presumably 'tethering' is when there is a hardwire connection between the computer and the mobile device. Every 'connection' I have recently seen between a computer and a mobile device operates by wireless link, as in WiFi. All HTC would need to do is disable the tethering function and they would seem to be good to go.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 01:47 1

65. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


Thts still tethering

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