U.S. ITC: Apple did not infringe Nokia patents

According to Reuters, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) on Friday ruled that Apple Inc. did not violate any of five Nokia patents for electronic devices, including mobile phones, portable music players and computers.

Very brief article here.

MacDailyNews Take: It sure sucks to be Nokia: Basically pwned by Microsoft; desperately wedded to a too little, too late Microsoft mobile OS; and now your dreams of royalties are rapidly evaporating, too.

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    1. “The ITC said it would review the initial patent ruling in its entirety. The complaint tries to determine whether Apple’s iPhone and Research in Motion’s BlackBerry violated Kodak’s patents on technology to preview images.

      The agency originally found Kodak’s patents were invalid and hadn’t been infringed. Looking forward, the Commission said Friday that one or more cease- and-desist orders may be issued upon further review of the case.”

      So, the ITC will review the complaint, contrary to the recommendation in January.

      1. A Zune Tang is a pun off of Frank Zappa’s Poon Tang which means sex so this guy knows and bitterly acknowledges his choice of Redmond OS and MS technology is f**ked. He is a PCultist lemming of the worst variety who follows inept technology “leaders” like Steve Ballmer. Truly pathetic, his kind is thankfully a quickly vanishing breed. It’s becoming plain for all to see the Redmond Emperor has no clothes, nor a real phone, tablet, etc., etc., etc.. Choosy smart shoppers choose Apple.

  1. Furthermore, expect all the mindless Mac sycophants in the legal system to uphold Apple’s patent claims against HTC, et al. And of course, the AppStore® name.

    1. As long as Microsoft and it’s PC bootlickers gives up claims on such generic, ordinary, everyday words like windows, office, word, etc. then I’m good with Apple giving up Appstore.

  2. Congrats AAPL 🙂
    The decision is another one of many as before that Apple is Not guilty of “said lawsuit “.
    Nokia & Kodak are desperados 🙁
    HTC be ready to pay AAPL 🙂

    iBuy AAPL & U?

  3. Actually, I shouldn’t read too much into this if I were you. The operant item in USITC is the US part. It is almost unheard of for the USITC to side with an non US company complainant. ie. The Canadian Softwood Lumber dispute that has been going on for as long as I’ve been alive. (and that’s a long time)
    And in case you think I’m a troll, I have 4 Macs, 2 iPhones, and I just ordered my iPad today. In addition, I have several hundred shares of APPL. I love this company. they bought my Corvette for me. 🙂 Just wanted to straighten out a point.

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