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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  1. Anonymous Coward
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    That whole episode went swimmingly for RIM.

    1. dogged

      Re: Well

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

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      And so

      The floodgates are opened.....

    3. LarsG

      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?


  2. RyokuMas Silver badge

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

    ... I'll get me coat.

    1. Tom 35


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

  3. gizmo23

    Fiscal third quarter 2013?

    That's forecasting!

  4. Will Godfrey Silver badge

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

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Who is then the real innovator?

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

    1. Mage Silver badge

      Re: Who is then the real innovator?

      Maybe in the past. With HW.

  6. stragen001
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    Meh, no one cares about RIM or Nokia anymore......

  7. Anonymous Coward
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    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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