Apple-Nokia deal lasts until December 2016?

Apple-Nokia deal lasts until December 2016?
Last month, we told you how Apple and Nokia were getting upset at Samsung. Well, let's just say that getting mad at Samsung is part of the job description for working in Cupertino. But together with Nokia, the pair were mad that Sammy was spilling the beans about Apple and Nokia's confidential patent agreement. Files marked "Highly Confidential" had found their way to 90 of Samsung's employees and 130 unauthorized lawyers. The worst part of it, according to Apple, is that Samsung used the information when it negotiated a patent deal of its own with Nokia.

When Samsung filed its response to Apple's request for a permanent injunction against several Samsung devices, it wanted to make a point. Apple had claimed that its deal with Nokia was not relevant to the current proceedings with Samsung because it was a "provisional license for a limited standstill period." Samsung countered by stating that the Apple-Nokia deal covered the future and was not simply a license covering past damages. And within that statement, Samsung revealed that the Apple-Nokia patent agreement runs from June 12th, 2011 to December 31st, 2016.

Apple and Samsung are said to be currently engaged in settlement talks, even at the highest level. Both meet up in the courtroom again on January 30th under the glaring eyes of Judge Lucy Koh. Apple has sought sanctions against Samsung's chief licensing executive Dr. Seungho Ahn for two years, along with others who got a glimpse of the confidential documents. Nokia, on the other hand, seeks sanctions against Samsung's legal team from Quinn Emanuel. Let's see if  Judge Koh has anything to say about this during that hearing.


source: FOSSPatents

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11 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

What's the deal called, Patent-troll Agreement ?

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Shhh... it's top secret.

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL.......not as long as Samsung is involved !

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

LOL......Samsung is gonna ruin their deal and tell everyone about the Patent-troll Agreement. Soon, it will become the top news, not the top secret. ;)

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Lol Samsung sues you for leak of The Plan of leaking Nokia and Apple

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Obviously, they like to keep things simple for their lawyers. Still, even though Samsung did break the rules by using their ill-begotten knowledge to their advantage. But that is what will happen when Apple expects you to pay $20-40 per device for using their innovation in rectangles with screens or bouncing list.

4. sianto

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Nokia is gonna get a patent troll. Stupid Microstfu!

6. external

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 14, 2014

2001 ??

7. willard12 unregistered

Apple lied? That's shocking.

10. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

They lied without patenting how to lie. Bad ..

11. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Haha Samsung caught em ;)

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