4/6/2011

Nokia's newest patent allegations against Apple are a sign of the times as smartphone rivals fight over software and services in a "war of ecosystems," in the words of Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. In this battle, patents have taken on even more importance, the company says. "Given the amount of money involved, even a fraction of a percent" can make a huge difference in licensing revenues, says Ben Wood, an analyst at research firm CCS Insight.

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