Nokia files amicus brief supporting Apple’s pursuit of permanent injunction against Samsung

“Nokia supports Apple’s efforts to ensure that U.S. patent holders have access to injunctive relief even if a defendant can argue that the accused products potentially implement (or infringe) vast numbers of patents,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.

“Just like Apple, Nokia also appears to be very concerned that U.S. case law on patent injunctions, particularly in the Apple v. Samsung dispute, has recently been leading to a ‘compulsory-licensing system wherein patent holders are forced to license patented technology to competing firms, which could in turn harm incentives to innovate,'” Mueller reports. “Apple is appealing Judge Koh’s mid-December denial of a permanent injunction against multiple Samsung products over half a dozen intellectual property rights (mostly patents) a jury found Samsung to have infringed.”

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11 Comments

    1. She’s Korean, what did you expect? But like the rest of the world there seems to not be any jurisdiction that will support a patent owners rights. Samsung is a fast follower and they know that being a fast follower works in their favor. Let some other company spend on R&D and then come in and copy right away. Courts are so slow in protecting a patent owners rights, they know they can infringe with minimal impunity at least right away. Oh and also get a favorable ruling from a judge then hire him. Changes need to be made to the patent process and the courts that are suppose to uphold them.

  1. Koh is in over her head. A total assdumb pup fkup who doesn’t know her head from her sphincter. Why even have a jury trial if that stupid fk overturns what they order. Pack that assdumb dame up and send her back to her lapdog friends at Samsdung in Korea.

    1. I personally have never understood the process whereby the jury sets the punishment and this case simply proves the point when whatever they decide is immediately shovelled into the long grass anyway. Juries decide guilt it is up to the experts to decide how much that guilt should cost the abuser and in what fashion. Sadly in cases like these there seem to be few objective experts available and even then there is no real agreement between them. As for Judges they are simply over paid fools, so no change there then in this case.

  2. Recent judgements have made a mockery of patents. They currently appear to be worthless because competitors do not respect them and the legal system does not enforce them properly.

    There appears to be a blurring between ordinary patents and FRAND patents. Ordinarily a patent holder has the right to exclusively use the patented process, or may optionally licence it to others if it chooses to, while retaining the right to deny others the use of that patent if it prefers. On the other hand, FRAND patents are specifically made available for general use, but users must make fair payments in order to use them, usually as part of a standard and the patent holder gains from having a great many licence payers.

    Samsung appears to be acting as though it is free to use any IP that it chooses to use and at the same time, arbitrarily trying to deny certain others the use of FRAND patents that it holds.

    If the legal system can’t sort out the mess that it has allowed to arise, then the whole patent system will be undermined and companies will no longer benefit from the protection that patents were intended to provide.

  3. Something about Kohs delayed decision and the discounted punishment smells as Gould as dead rotting fish, and it’s more then an the nasty updraft that follows her!
    We all know about this, right?

    Samsungs felony

    Why is not the fact that Samsungs Chairman was convicted of felony fraud not mentioned by the press?
    On January 14, 2008, Lee’s home and office were raided by the Korean police for an ongoing probe into accusations that Samsung is responsible for a slush fund used to bribe influential prosecutors, judges, and political figures in South Korea.[17] On April 4, 2008 he denied allegations against him for his role in the Samsung Slush Funds scandal.[18] After the second round of questioning by the South Korean prosecutors which occurred on April 11, 2008, Lee was quoted by reporters saying “I am responsible for everything. I will assume full moral and legal responsibility.” On July 16, 2008, The New York Times reported that the Seoul Central District Court found him guilty on charges of financial wrongdoing and tax evasion. Prosecutors requested that Lee be sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $347 million. The court fined him $109 million and sentenced him to 3 years suspended jail time. Lee has not responded to the verdict.

  4. Hope Apple can completely cut Samsung orders off this year. Stop lining the pockets of your main global rival competitor who is a master of bribes, copying and reverse engineering.

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