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Nokia extends mobile patent licences to Samsung for another 5 years, price TBD

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Nokia extends mobile patent licences to Samsung for another 5 years, price TBD
Nokia sent out a presser that it has extended the secretive agreement it had with Samsung on mobile related patents for another five years. The kicker is that the price Samsung will have to pony up will not be known until 2015 rolls in.

It will ultimately be settled in a binding arbitration then, likely with a lot of variables clearer, such as Samsung's total phone turnaround, and Nokia being a separate entity at the time, that will have the rights on the vast patent portfolio after Microsoft acquires the Devices & Services division next year.

This extension and agreement to arbitrate represent a hallmark of constructive resolution of licensing disputes, and are expected to save significant transaction costs for both parties”, bragged Paul Melin, Chief Intellectual Property Officer for Nokia.

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posted on 04 Nov 2013, 03:54 4

1. theminolaboy (Posts: 125; Member since: 18 May 2013)


This is Nokia wielding their claws..

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 04:44 5

2. darkskoliro (Posts: 886; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Nokia patents are another source of their much needed income hahahaha.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 05:17 6

3. papss (Posts: 3452; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


See HTC this is how it's supposed to be done

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 06:03 10

4. Bernoulli (Posts: 1402; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Go Nokia, since Sammy can't come up with s**t on their own

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 07:03 1

11. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 661; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


lol...

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 07:04 2

12. rd_nest (Posts: 606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


2nd highest number of patents (after IBM) and highest number of pending patents worldwide says otherwise.

That doesn't mean they don't have to license patents from other companies. Almost all companies pay each for many standard patents.

And if you talk about patent licenses, nobody comes even near to IBM.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 07:40 2

13. freebee269 (Posts: 498; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


oh look, we're on a mobile phone site. how many of those "2nd highest patents" are mobile phone related? those are the ones that pertain to this article. not the patents that were made for their tv's.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 09:57 1

15. Taters (Posts: 2397; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Patents are still patents. Microsoft is successfully milking mobile companies with desktop patents for example.

Either way, Samsung isn't lightweight. Of course the dinosaurs in Motorola, Ericsson, and Nokia probably have more mobile and antenna related patents than Samsung does but they still have a lot. Almost got ITC to ban Apple products with some of them until Obama jumped in and decided to be biased about it. I am sure if Samsung was d**kish enough they could get away with using TV patents on their enemies, at least in America where every company thinks that they invented the wheel or electricity....

Anyways, Ericsson and Motorola is no longer wanted by Sony and Motorola is like a weight on Google's ankle. Nokia cant build a device themselves and need to taken over by M$. Their fans aren't really in any position to gloat considering Samsung is the only company pumping billions into the mobile industry like water. Apple is just pumping it into their 100 billion war chest and Google and M$ are more concerned about their search business and Windows 8 respectively.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 09:59 1

16. rd_nest (Posts: 606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


LOL..

If you 'only' consider mobile related patents, then Samsung is no.1.. Yea, you heard that right, it's no.1 in mobile related patents.

http://www.chetansharma.com/Mobile_Patents_Landscape_2013_Chetan_Sharma_Consulting.pdf

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 10:08

17. freebee269 (Posts: 498; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


thank you. that's the info i was looking for.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 06:41

21. batman888 (Posts: 37; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


They (samsung) actually came up with the idea of the phablets,nokia uses sammys amoled tech and was the first to make flexible screens on a smartphone.
Beat that !

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 06:46

7. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


It is still a matter of "arbitration" and fees not paid yet. Perhaps Samsung wants same deal from Nokia as it handed out to Apple and was leaked ...

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 06:54 1

9. hemedans (Posts: 48; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


and amazing thing is that, only 5% of nokia patents have been licenced. I wonder how much revenue will be generated if nokia will licence 100% of its patent.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 06:54 1

10. hemedans (Posts: 48; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


and amazing thing is that, only 5% of nokia patents have been licenced. I wonder how much revenue will be generated if nokia will licence 100% of its patent.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 07:42 2

14. freebee269 (Posts: 498; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


probably enough that they could come back into the mobile game when their agreement to stay out of it ends with microsoft.

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