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    Hi all,

    FYI.

    Take care,

    Jay

    Nokia and Apple Settle Patent Dispute Over Smartphones
    By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN, June 14, 2011

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/te...gewanted=print

    BERLIN Nokia said Tuesday it had settled a two-year-old global patent fight with Apple over smartphone technology through a licensing agreement that will commit Apple to make a one-time payment to its Finnish competitor and to pay regular royalties in the future.

    The agreement settles all outstanding patent litigation between Apple, the leader in the smartphone market, and Nokia, its main rival. The companies also agreed to withdraw complaints against each other with the International Trade Commission over the use of intellectual property.
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    I wonder what happens to this agreement after Microsoft buys the mobile phone business from Nokia.... I'm sure they negotiated forward for that eventuality.
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    Nokia emerges victorious, but this is a sweet defeat for Apple because its competitors -- especially those building Android-based devices -- will also have to pay Nokia, and most if not all of them will likely have to pay more on a per-unit basis because they don't bring as much intellectual property to the table as Apple definitely did.
    Wow, so Microsoft will be making money from Android, iOS, and WP7. That's just brilliant.

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