What is encouraging is the admission by Samsung that it is no position to circumvent Nokia’s patent might. According to Samsung Electronics Senior Attorney Lim Young-jo,
“The fact that Nokia does not manufacture mobile phones any longer signifies that we cannot file a countersuit against it and we have to pay royalties to it,” the attorney explained, continuing, “Besides, we are in no position to circumvent, because Nokia owns a large number of basic and standard patents.”
Nokia has long maintained that it is no way turning into a patent troll, as it will keep on manufacturing equipments and devices under Networks and HERE. At the same time it will focus on monetization of 90% of its patents portfolio, which is unlicensed yet. it has become quite a force with its huge and broad patent portfolio of 10k patent families comprising 30k patents.