"This agreement is expected to have a positive financial impact on Nokia's recently revised outlook for the second quarter 2011 of around break-even non-IFRS operating margin for Devices & Services."
This is also very significant with a view to Android. Given that Android is in many ways a rip-off of Apple's operating software, Android-based devices are highly likely to infringe on largely the same Nokia patents that Apple now felt forced to pay for.
So, I screwed you, and you fought it. And so know that I am caught, I fess up, and pay. Now I turn around and screw other people because somebody totally has to pay me!
....Ahhhh, Business. How honorable.
Dispite what it sounds like, Apple got exactly what they wanted out of this. They just wanted to license the patents (which are related to GSM) instead of entering a cross-licensing deal with Nokia. By the results, this is what they actually got. Access to these patents, without allowing Nokia access to theirs.
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^ very smart and sneaky :S Good point.
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I have to give it to Apple they did start the whole smartphone craze.
Their ideas are brilliant and as Dave stated they are ahead as far as the app store and such. Making the I-pad hard to beat with so many more apps available.
Whatever money they are due, what can you say................. it must be paid.
So what are the legal implications for this for Microsoft?
I agree with you InfinityeN1 Apple certainly got what they were looking for in this deal.
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