U.K. judge rules against Nokia in patent infringement case
IPC acquired the patents in 2007 from Robert Bosch. The world's number one automotive supplier, Bosch could not work out a deal 4 years ago to license the technology to Nokia and sold the patent to IPCom. Judge Christopher Floyd sitting in the High Court of London also ruled that a third Nokia phone did not violate the patent. Nokia said it would appeal part of the judgment and the company claims that its current lineup does not violate the patents in question although IPCom says that the two phones that infringed upon the patents are still sold by Nokia.
In a strange twist of events, a couple of days ago Nokia settled a similar case with Apple. The Cupertino based firm will make a one time payment to Nokia and the latter will also receive royalty payments.
source: BusinessWeek via electronista
1. jroc74 (Posts: 5600; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
WHAT?? I thought I would never see them lose a case for something like this.
2. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Nokia must die. Enough is enough. There is no room for a company which dared to make a handset called Nokia XpressMusic 5800 - and call it an iphone killer.
Nokia RIP. Then RIM. Then HP/Palm
Only Android and iPhone shall remain. All else is crap.
4. hepresearch (unregistered)
Nokia will die. And I totally agree that Android and iOS will be the only two left standing. For a while I wanted to believe that Nokia w/ WP7 could make a comeback, but I have only become more and more skeptical over time. The era of the "classic" smartphone is long over... PalmOS, WinMo, and S60 are gone forever. Blackberry and Symbian^3 are soon to be replaced. Meego is DOA, at best. WebOS will soon disappear as well, QNX will never truly be adopted, and WP7 will not survive long enough to make a dent in the Android/iOS market. In as much as Android and iOS are, in fact, my least favorite mobile OS's, they are the only two that will survive and continue to adapt. No one else has what it takes to compete in the modern smartphone market.
5. jroc74 (Posts: 5600; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I agreed with both of yall, but lets not count WP7 out just yet. I am biased towards Android tho...lol
7. Nokia Fanboy and Proud (unregistered)
Are you f**king serious? you're an ignorant idiot. Android and iOS are doing well for now. But lets see where they are in 10 years. Every company falls at some point in time.
3. hepresearch (unregistered)
Never say never... it seems that Nokia fanboys everywhere are terribly surprised and confused. February 11th was the big surprise for me; since then, I have found that I am less and less surprised all the time. I consider myself a "recovering Nokia fanboy"... who else would like to join me in NFA (Nokia Fanboys Anonymous)?
8. Mike (unregistered)
Also remember that a patent infringement law suite can be a David-versus-Goliath confrontation. Defendants in patent infringement lawsuits are usually large corporations with unlimited resources, while plaintiffs in patent infringement lawsuits are often individuals or small businesses with very limited resources.