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(9 to 5 Mac)   Apple and Ericsson agree to a deal so they won't have to keep suing each other over patents. In related news, Ericsson is apparently still a thing   (9to5mac.com) divider line
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271 clicks; posted to Business » on 09 Dec 2022 at 6:46 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-09 5:44:18 PM  
I think Ericsson hit us
 
2022-12-09 6:20:09 PM  
Is it 1993 again?
 
2022-12-09 6:54:29 PM  
A patent troll is a thing.
 
2022-12-09 7:38:22 PM  

iamskibibitz: A patent troll is a thing.


Owning patents can be a great ROI. Though, Kodak swore they would be able to survive by licensing patents and they still didn't do so great.
 
2022-12-09 7:38:41 PM  
Yes.  They make telco head end equipment.   They had revenue of 27 billion last year.
 
2022-12-09 7:44:13 PM  
Inventor of Bluetooth. If they're getting like 10¢ license fee for each device they would still be raking in big bucks.
 
2022-12-10 12:11:31 AM  

iamskibibitz: A patent troll is a thing.


Ericson is not a patent troll. They developed a ton of telco and wireless IP and technology. Bluetooth for example, is something they invented. Ericson is one of the leading companies, along with Qualcomm, developing 5G technology. Companies who invent technologies get patents, as they should.

Patent trolls don't develop any technology. Here, this should help. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent_troll
 
2022-12-10 1:17:37 AM  
I think a Sony-Ericsson... T616? may have been the last phone I had in "the time before iPhones."

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It wasn't at all a bad little phone, by the standards of the times.  Maybe not as feature-laden as the Palm Treo 600 it replaced, but cheaper.  Unfortunately, like the Treo, taking it back and forth repeatedly between 1000 millibars and 620 millibars atmospheric pressure on my commute made a weird amorphous blob grow and slowly take over the LCD.  I can only guess that one of the unadvertised features of the iPhone was that the LCDs were actually sealed seriously, since no iPhone from the 3G to the 6 ever exhibited the slightest problem with those pressure fluctuations.

I had to dig a bit to learn that the Sony bought out Ericsson's share of their partnership a decade-plus ago.
I wonder, is Ericsson's first name still "Telefonaktiebolaget?"
 
2022-12-10 9:02:52 AM  
Remember when they were so big they owned the naming rights to the Panthers' Stadium?

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2022-12-10 11:13:06 AM  
Always hated that name.
Too many "S"s.
 
2022-12-10 9:27:20 PM  

dbirchall: I think a Sony-Ericsson... T616? may have been the last phone I had in "the time before iPhones."

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I had the W600i. They charged extra for internet -- which was crap. You had to tell them to disable it, because it was likely you'd hit a button and concur a charge. Audio kicked a** tho -- that phone would get loud.

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2022-12-11 6:02:07 AM  

iamskibibitz: A patent troll is a thing.


Apple?

Obviously it's not Ericsson being as they're one of the World's largest telecommunication companies, for which Apple, and everyone else, relies on.
 
2022-12-11 6:03:37 AM  

Fireproof: Remember when they were so big they owned the naming rights to the Panthers' Stadium?

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They're larger now.
 
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