Nokia Thinks Device Bans Are a Good Idea
Nokia has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals overseeing one of the Apple v. Samsung patent cases. In particular, Nokia condemns a decision made in December by District Court Judge Lucy Koh that denied Apple's request to ban certain infringing products from being sold in the U.S. Apple appealed that decision, and Nokia's brief appears to support Apple's appeal. Nokia holds the position that product bans should be allowed in certain circumstances because they help "encourage innovation." Nokia has nothing to gain or lose directly in the Apple v. Samsung patent case, but believes the outcome will play a role in shaping other patent cases pending in the U.S. Last week, Judge Koh sliced the damages awarded to Apple from $1.05 billion to about $600 million, and mandated a new trial to more properly assess the damages. The new trial has yet to be scheduled.
Powermat to Upgrade Starbucks Charging Mats to Support iPhone X
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Apple Vindicated in Another Patent Troll Lawsuit
Apple beat back a lawsuit brought on by a small Honolulu-based company over mobile device patents. GPNE alleged that nine Apple products, including the iPhone and iPad, violated certain patents it holds regarding pager technology.
Court Blocks Samsung's Attempt to Appeal Apple Ruling
A federal appeals court has shut down Samsung's hopes of overturning a jury verdict that found it guilty of violating Apple's patents. In 2012, a jury found Samsung had willfully violated a number of Apple patents in handsets such as the Galaxy S and S2.
Supreme Court to Hear Apple v. Samsung Patent Case
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Samsung's petition regarding its patent-based litigation with Apple.
Hopefully people see this for what it is...
Follow the money....
nobody uses Nokia's stuff anymore... So they're hoping Samsung will be pushed out, or held at bay by device bans, giving them a chance to maybe grab some of those customers. It's sure as hell not because they agree