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  • Vringo: Next Steps After A Disappointing Decision Versus Google [View article]
    PatentDocs:

    The patent eligibility under 101 debate "has taken a turn for the disturbing" in I/P Engine v AOL

    http://bit.ly/1ne52C7
    Aug 21 10:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bloomberg: Nokia's maps chief leaving after strategy disagreement [View news story]
    Just a friendly reminder again that CEO Suri has been very explicit that HERE is kept intentionally profit neutral. All HERE related revenue and proceeds at the moment are intentionally used for future R&D in HERE. HERE is a long term shot for Nokia, and any talk about its current profitability is not relevant (as long as it does not suck funds from the mothership, which it does not)...
    Aug 20 01:33 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry forms business unit covering QNX, Ion, patents [View news story]
    Good move.

    Since no-one has mentioned it, this is how Nokia has organized itself (Nokia has Nokie Networks, HERE, and Nokia Technologies). Nokia Technologies owns, licenses and enforces the IP (over 30k patents), does long term R&D of new tech to be licensed to anyone interested etc.
    Aug 19 09:14 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lenovo Doing Fine On Its Own [View article]
    Good read. Thanks!
    Aug 16 02:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Businessweek Comment On The Appellate Decision [View instapost]
    I, like we all longs, took a brutal beating today...and then doubled my share count... :)
    Aug 15 03:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Forum On Nokia, Covering NSN, HERE, IP, And General Discussion. [View instapost]
    Update on Nokia's short interest as of 07/31/2014:

    In NYSE 19M shares (0.51% of the float), and in Helsinki at least 59M shares (1.58% of the float):

    http://bit.ly/MSyJuQ
    http://bit.ly/SiN8P7

    The total short interest at the end of July was thus at least 78M shares (2.08% of the float), i.e. up by ~0.53% points (~20M shares) since the end of June.

    PS: Note that the NYSE short interest number is the total short interest as reported to SEC, and includes all shorts. The Helsinki short interest number is based on the publicly reported short interest number (as per EU financial legislation), namely including only positions that are larger than 0.5% of the float. With that, the short interest in Helsinki is 'at least' the quoted number above, and likely higher.
    Aug 12 11:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Beijing Bans Symantec, Kaspersky; Warns Microsoft [View article]
    @doug Thank you for your excellent on-going first hand reporting from overseas.

    Now, what is the reason for all this hostility in your opinion? An in-depth analysis / article would be great.
    Aug 6 03:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 'Fear Index' Vs. The 'Greed Index [View article]
    Fantastic read and analysis, thank you!

    And yes, a few of those shares changing hands on Friday are now mine :)
    Aug 4 05:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft sues Samsung over Android royalties [View news story]
    Foss Patents:

    "Microsoft sues Samsung over Android royalties -- a contract dispute, not an infringement case"

    http://bit.ly/1sigvoF
    Aug 3 03:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft sues Samsung over Android royalties [View news story]
    Microsoft did not buy Nokia's IP, they only bought a 10 year license/right to use Nokia's IP related to mobile phone tech. Nokia kept all technology IP to itself to monetize it aggressively in future.

    Microsoft did buy/get from Nokia some 6000 or so 'design patents' (defining shape and form, looks of Lumia etc phones) which strictly speaking are not patents.
    Aug 3 01:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft sues Samsung over Android royalties [View news story]
    Samsung currently pays Nokia for Nokia's IP related to some SEP tech (non Android tech). That is, tech mostly related to 3G, 4G etc fundamental tech.

    Nokia is increasing its IP monetization aggressively, and in 2015- we are likely to see from Nokia 1) a new/renewed SEP license agreement with Samsung (i.e. a renewal of the current agreement with Nokia but on new terms), where Samsung will have to pay Nokia more 2) and (at least the beginning of) aggressive non-SEP IP monetization where the compensations/royalties can be much higher than with SEP patents. Samsung as one of the leading smartphone manufacturers (in volume) will of course be one of Nokia's main targets.

    Samsung pays (seemingly does not pay anymore) Microsoft for IP primarily related to Android OS. This IP is owned by Microsoft has nothing to to with Nokia's IP...

    Aug 2 02:28 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forum On Nokia, Covering NSN, HERE, IP, And General Discussion. [View instapost]
    Update on Nokia's short interest as of 07/15/2014:

    In NYSE 24M shares (0.64% of the float), and in Helsinki at least 34M shares (0.90% of the float):

    http://bit.ly/MSyJuQ
    http://bit.ly/SiN8P7

    The total short interest at mid July was thus at least 58M shares (1.55% of the float), i.e. down by ~0.50% points (~19M shares) since the end of June.

    PS: Note that the NYSE short interest number is the total short interest as reported to SEC, and includes all shorts. The Helsinki short interest number is based on the publicly reported short interest number (as per EU financial legislation), namely including only positions that are larger than 0.5% of the float. With that, the short interest in Helsinki is 'at least' the quoted number above, and likely higher.
    Jul 25 05:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: Now Comfortably Waiting For The Advanced Technologies Catalyst [View article]
    @doggie You are in a good company w/ the yellow 1020... :)
    Jul 24 04:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft upgraded after earnings; +2.3% premarket [View news story]
    Happy to be here, having started accumulating this 'PC is dead', dinosaur of a company at below $30... :)
    Jul 23 08:27 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft cutting up to 18K jobs; shares +3.9% [View news story]
    NYT:

    Finnish Pride Takes Another Blow From Microsoft Job Cuts

    http://nyti.ms/WlPSEJ
    Jul 18 12:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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