What secret is Nokia and Samsung hiding from the public?

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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21 Comments

1. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

The plot thickens.

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Therefore, we wait!

2. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

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

3. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

the case just got a bit exciting when i heard NOKIA

5. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

6. Adithya7184 unregistered

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.

7. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

With Stephen Elop on board...

12. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 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)

20. Adithya7184 unregistered

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

8. MartianMe unregistered

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

9. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 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.. ;)

11. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 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.

21. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

10. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

13. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 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

14. keari

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

Maybe they both share patents being violated by apple

15. iguano

Posts: 101; Member since: May 10, 2012

Lol phanboyarena you are getting to far

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

19. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

17. alexzibrit

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

The truth is Samsung Corporations owned Nokia from the beginning

18. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 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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