Nokia Wins Lawsuit Against Apple
Nokia has been shown a little glimmer of hope in their recent tumultuous times. The company filed a lawsuit against Apple late December of 2009; stating that Apple infringed 10 of its patents. The patents include the methods being used in the creation of features in user interface, camera, antenna and power management in Apple products; ranging from the iMacs to iPods.
The case was eventually put to rest few weeks ago with Nokia coming out on top and securing royalty payments from Apple. The Finnish phone company could receive a one-time payment of about $1.14 billion and subsequently $11.50 per iPhone sold in the future (that’s a lot of money for Nokia). Nokia is very excited with this piece of information with Nokia CEO Stephen Elop quoted saying “We are very pleased to have Apple join the growing number of licenses. This settlement demonstrates Nokia’s industry leading patent portfolio and enables us to focus on further licensing opportunities in the mobile communications market.”
Nokia – which has been the world’s top mobile phone maker – has been trying to fend off competition from other rising smartphone makers in the industry. This might be a step forward for them, having been one of the early companies in the mobile phone industry. Their early arrival and innovation has definitely paid off as seen by the outcome of the lawsuit.
But what do you think? Was Nokia right to have filed a lawsuit against Apple? Or did Apple rightfully deserve this? Tell us in the comments below.