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back to article SECRET RIM patent cheque to Nokia revealed at last - and it's a big 'un

RIM handed Nokia a first payment of €50m to put an end to the companies' patent disputes, and plans to pay ongoing royalty payments, the firm revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Canadian BlackBerry-maker settled with one-time mobile leader Nokia just before Christmas, but both companies …

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Well

That whole episode went swimmingly for RIM.

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Re: Well

Yup. Needs small text warning - "Notice - Arbitrator may decide that your payment must go up as well as down".

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Anonymous Coward

And so

The floodgates are opened.....

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Errr.... Secret?

Well if it is secret why do we know about it?

Was it to protect share prices in RIM or has there been some insider info/dealing that they wanted to keep it secret?

Hmm.

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Coat

It's like Samsung-Apple all over again... except smaller...

... I'll get me coat.

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Except

Likely for real technical patents, not slide to unlock, round corners, and square icons.

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Fiscal third quarter 2013?

That's forecasting!

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Meh

Can't help wondering if this is just putting off the inevitable... for both companies.

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Anonymous Coward

Who is then the real innovator?

If the royalty payments are to Nokia, isn't Nokia then the real innovator?

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Re: Who is then the real innovator?

Maybe in the past. With HW.

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Meh, no one cares about RIM or Nokia anymore......

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Anonymous Coward

I wonder if they will be paying more because BB X is just a UP ripoff off of the Swipe UI from Nokia used on their MeeGo handsets.

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