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What secret is Nokia and Samsung hiding from the public?

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What secret is Nokia and Samsung hiding from the public?
An interesting sidebar to the Apple-Samsung patent trial sequel is taking place between Samsung and Nokia. On Monday, Nokia requested to have a motion sealed. Normally this might not seem like a big deal, courts are bombarded with such requests every day. But what made this request interesting is that the document that Nokia wants to seal is a motion to have a motion sealed. In other words, Finnish based Nokia does not want the public to see documents related to the second Samsung vs. Apple patent trial that have to do with itself and Samsung.

The filing in Nokia's request says that simply stating the reason why it requested a non-disclosure agreement would be a violation of the non-disclosure agreement. And parts of the document also hint that the Nokia-Apple patent licensing agreement of 2011 is also involved. But the main reason for the request for privacy apparently has to do with requests for certain documents by Samsung to be used for its case against Apple. Nokia is worried that there is something in these papers that if seen by the public, would be bad for Nokia.

Right off the bat, when trying to determine what Nokia and Samsung could have been talking about that needs to be kept quiet, your mind turns to some sort of deal involving a purchase of Nokia by Samsung. An intriguing thought although a long shot. What about the sale of some Nokia assets to Samsung? Perhaps Nokia owns some patents that in Samsung's hands, could help it in the trial against Apple. Or perhaps Samsung is looking to license some of Nokia's non standards-essential patents. Whatever the reason for Nokia's request to seal paperwork related to a request for a seal, it does add another level of intrigue to the trial.
  



source: Scribd, FOSSPatents

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posted on 02 Jul 2013, 02:15 1

1. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


The plot thickens.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 02:39 1

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Therefore, we wait!

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 02:19

2. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Going by the heading of the article the huge margin of profit on Lumia and Galaxy.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 02:27 14

3. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


the case just got a bit exciting when i heard NOKIA

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 02:56 7

5. boosook (Posts: 932; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


it's impossible, Nokia's strategy relies on patents and Nokia is Microsoft's trojan horse to get the patents they need to support Windows Phone, so they would never sell anything to Samsung: Microsoft would never allow it.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 03:09 8

6. Adithya7184 (Posts: 309; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


why can't Microsoft allow it??? is Nokia owned by Microsoft????
Nokia just make MS OS phones. Microsoft do not have any right to involve in Nokia's operations.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 03:37 4

7. alterecho (Posts: 1072; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


With Stephen Elop on board...

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 04:38 2

12. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


they have also made a deal with microsoft which expires idk when. also microsoft knows that future of wp depends on nokia. microsoft isnt gonna let anyone touch nokia, if anyone is gonna buy nokia its microsoft (not that i want it to happen)

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 01:10

20. Adithya7184 (Posts: 309; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


if microsoft purchases Nokia, then it will sink in the middle of a ocean just like how Titanic did

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 03:37

8. MartianMe (unregistered)


OMG!!!...Yes please ..an alliance between this two sounds awesome .

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 03:48 2

9. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


I like this haha.. ;))
If Samsung can acquire Nokia or anything related to Nokia's Camera technology then Samsung will have some hotter competition to give to Sony's Honami cybershot and Htc's hoping to be improved ultrapixel..
;)

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 04:32 3

11. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


the only problem is that they can't. firstly, nokia isnt a broke enough company that anyone can buy (b!itch plz huawei) and secondly, microsoft isnt micro or soft, the monster wont let nokia get bought.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 02:44

21. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


never happened...the lack of innovation so buzz off from Nokia

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 04:10 1

10. byazatt (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I wish it could be true that Samsung owns Nokia, but again I would love to see a stronger independent Nokia. oxymoron call it.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 04:59 2

13. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


"the document that Nokia wants to seal is a motion to have a motion sealed"
INCEPTION!
P.S. I dont think this is anything at all, just a hype

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 07:45

14. keari (Posts: 16; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)


Maybe they both share patents being violated by apple

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 08:46

15. iguano (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Lol phanboyarena you are getting to far

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 08:56

16. Taters (Posts: 2661; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Last time Nokia spoke on behalf of Apple against Samsung and some people, including myself, auto banned them for life for it. Apple can afford to lose a few customers for their disgusting actions but Nokia can't. So they are probably just trying to hide the fact Nokia thinks too highly of themselves and want to abuse the patent system just like Apple does. They can't afford to lose any customers right now through bad publicity.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 22:30

19. -box- (Posts: 3744; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


It wasn't Nokia's idea to get pulled into that. Apple just asked first for them to be a "friend of the court", and as the paramount patent holder on mobile technology patents, a smart move on crabapple's part. Samsung should have asked first.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:15

17. alexzibrit (Posts: 67; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


The truth is Samsung Corporations owned Nokia from the beginning

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 12:33 2

18. freebee269 (Posts: 518; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


this kind of article has alot of guessing in it and has no basis in truth. even the article itself says "when trying to determine what Nokia and Samsung could have been talking about". AKA i dont know what this means i'm just going to guess. dont take this article as actual fact or proof in what it is trying saying. it's just alot of propaganda and is trying to stir the pot to get article views. the part that made me laugh the most is "your mind turns to some sort of deal involving a purchase of Nokia by Samsung". nice try author, not going to happen. even you said it was a long shot. better off not typing it. but good job reeling in the fanboys to argue in the comments.

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