Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Apple vs. Samsung verdict: A win for Microsoft, Nokia, and Research in Motion and a loss for Google, telecoms, and consumers. - Slate Magazine

From a mobile device market reality check
"Nokia, Microsoft’s key partner on Windows Phone, is a double winner. Nokia benefits from the boost to the Windows ecosystem and also from the fact that as a mobile phone pioneer, it owns a lot of potentially relevant patents. Blackberry maker Research in Motion is also a winner on these same grounds, which is why both companies’ shares started Monday sharply up. The verdict was essentially confirmation that under contemporary conditions, if you want to get in the technology game, a product people want to buy isn’t good enough. You’ll also need an arsenal of patents that you can use in countersuits to force a cross-licensing agreement with the incumbents you’re trying to challenge"
Apple vs. Samsung verdict: A win for Microsoft, Nokia, and Research in Motion and a loss for Google, telecoms, and consumers. - Slate Magazine
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