Look it up, their recent 'exclusive'.
Among the conclusions, according to Nokia's petition, is that RIM "is not entitled to manufacture or sell products compatible with the WLAN standard without first agreeing with Nokia on the royalty to be paid for its manufacture and/or sale of subscriber terminals compatible with such standards."
"RIM and its U.S. subsidiary RIM Corporation nevertheless continue to violate the award and breach the underlying agreement,
And now the coffin nail please. Mr. Elop might really be after the US market after all, and bleed RIM dry while they still have some capital. Could a retro royalty from 2003 end up with NOK owning some RIM assets? Hmm?
"The tribunal concludes that Nokia ... intended to license out to RIM more than essential patents. It has not been demonstrated that a possible assumption on RIM's side that the agreements had a wider scope was made clear to Nokia or that Nokia ought otherwise to have known about such an assumption," the tribunal said in its opinion
Wow. This is going to be huge.
Nokia will be getting a piece from all the other phone makers now. It probably is just the start to getting manymore royalties from their competition.
Sentiment: Strong Buy