Nokia's share value fell a whopping 10% soon after the announcement, with Danske Capital analyst Juha Varis explaining that the company is unable to meet expectations of its patent portfolio generating more profit than rival Ericsson's. Moreover, the annualized sales run-rate for Nokia's patent unit after the Samsung settlement is about $866,272 million (800 million euros), while Ericsson (which signed with Apple recently) has a run-rate of about $1.3 billion (1.2 billion euros). Some investors criticized Nokia's communication of the settlement and expressed surprise over the scale of the price movement. They are "left wondering on the Technologies unit's actual topline forecast for 2016," said Varis.
Nokia is also expected to start talks over a new contract with Apple sometime in the coming years.As for itself, Nokia hopes its patent pension will improve over the next years, which shall be aided by an ongoing dispute with LG, similar to that with Samsung, that the Finns are yet to settle. Nokia is also expected to start talks over a new contract with Apple sometime in the coming years.
source: Reuters via The Verge