FOSS Patents explains the news on Nokia, RIM, Nexus 7, HTC patent drama

| July 12, 2012 | 42 Replies

I haven’t been paying attention to the legal side of Nokia news regarding who Nokia is suing or who is suing Nokia. Mostly because I don’t know enough about the situation to talk about it. In fact, because of that, I think I’ve missed quite a bit so here’s a heads up from Florian Mueller and the FOSS Patents blog.

Most recently hitting the headlines – Nokia suing RIM.

Also covered in Engadget, Nokia are suing RIM for the following three patents:

  1. EP1474750 on a “method and system for storing and transferring multimedia tags”

    Nokia is also asserting this one against HTC in Mannheim.

  2. EP08040461 on a “method and apparatus for updating the software of a mobile terminal using the air interface”
  3. EP1148681 on a “method for transferring resource information”

Some kind of drama going on between HTC and Nokia.

Nokia and the Google Nexus 7 tablet

This is that remarkable tablet – apparently each sold makes a loss but that doesn’t matter because that’s not google’s way of making money. They’d ideally be giving all this for free because they capture the market through ads from their services. Anyway that’s not what they’ve said, it’s just what I’ve garnered reading posts and comments about the tablet.

Specifically the Nokia related situation is that apparently, neither ASUS (maker of this tablet) and Google (Android) have licensed under Nokia’s patent portfolio.  I think I missed precisely what patents were in question but Florian says, “It looks like Google and ASUS still have some homework to do”

Another one I wasn’t even aware of or my amnesia is on replay:

One time Apple payment to Nokia and then some on going royalties.

Anyone know how much Nokia is getting in terms of royalties? I’ve heard rumours but nothing substantial.


Cheers all for the tip.


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