Nokia continues bromance with Carl Zeiss, sues everyone else

If you have a Nokia device, you also most likely have Carl Zeiss optics inside. If you are not familiar with Carl Zeiss optics, fret not; just know that it is a premium provider of quality cut glass to make sure your pictures are clear and precise.

Nokia posted up the press release on its site a few hours ago and is obviously excited about the continuation of the exclusive partnership with Carl Zeiss. The partnership is a strategic opportunity for Nokia as it looks to differentiate its products from other devices on retail shelves.

If you remember the Nokia Pureview, Carl Zeiss played a key role in bringing that product to the market. The device with a 41 MP camera shook up the mobile phone industry by blowing out the competition with a massive camera sensor.

In other news, Nokia has decided to sue the competition in Germany and the United States as Nokia states:

Nokia's actions include a complaint to the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against HTC, suits against HTC and Viewsonic in the Federal District Court of Delaware, US, against HTC and RIM in the Regional Court in Dusseldorf, Germany and against all three companies in the Regional Courts in Mannheim and Munich, Germany. In total, 45 Nokia patents are in suit in one or more of the actions.

Nokia is throwing around 45 as the number of patents in total that are being infringed upon around the Globe but if previous cases are a reference point, we will see this number drop as the cases play out. We also expect HTC, RIM, Viewsonic to file countersuits against the company as that is typically how these things go down. 

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If Nokia wins, they'll probably ask for license fees. I doubt we'll see injunctions and such like that between Apple and Samsung...

Well we knew this was coming. If you can't beat 'em sue 'em. Their business is failing so they've decided to become a patent troll.

You think Zeiss would go with someone like Samsung, unless Nokia are just paying out the A#$ for his exclusive deal...

clotz2000 said,
You think Zeiss would go with someone like Samsung, unless Nokia are just paying out the A#$ for his exclusive deal...
Samsung has been too keen on cutting corners to increase profit margins to provide quality components.

Looks like the MS influence on Nokia is beginning to show off, as Nokia start to sue their competitors instead of competing with them with quality products on the market.

recursive said,
Looks like the MS influence on Nokia is beginning to show off, as Nokia start to sue their competitors instead of competing with them with quality products on the market.

Yeah, MS virus is spreading!! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!!11

Max Norris said,
Nokia's sued over patents before their Microsoft partnership...

True but recursive's statement is funny and was exactly what I was thinking.

ir0nw0lf said,
And the big winner is... (wait for it, wait for it): the lawyers!

If you think about it, lawyers are trolls. They go out trolling to make any lawsuit they can to make money. Companies do not even have to watch their own patents anymore when lawyers are quick to find ways to make money. That goes for class action law suites and all the other BS they do now days.

nvllsvm said,
Great, more patent lawsuits that end up hurting consumers.

Well, they are legally required to defend their patents... Hopefully this will lead to some sort of cross licensing deal that will broaden what each company will be able to do.

M_Lyons10 said,

Well, they are legally required to defend their patents... Hopefully this will lead to some sort of cross licensing deal that will broaden what each company will be able to do.

And at the end the only real winners will be.................. the lawyers!!!!!!!!!!