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Nokia (NOK), Google's (GOOG) Playground Scuffle Quickly Escalates to Fists

June 1, 2012 8:13 AM EDT Send to a Friend
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What's Nokia supposed to do? Not collude with Microsoft in its five-thousand-dollar suit? Come on!

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is aiming to dispel Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) idea that Nokia and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) are "colluding" on "intellectual property."

In an "emailed" statement to Reuters, Nokia "spokesman" Mark Durant stated, "Though we have not yet seen the complaint, Google's suggestion that Nokia and Microsoft are colluding on intellectual property rights is wrong. Both companies have their own IPR portfolios and strategies and operate independently."

But how great would that be for Nokia? Teaming up with Microsoft as an IP powerhouse like no other. To become the "Bushwackers" of the IP world must've been a huge "dream" for Nokia since it was a "little startup" on the playgrounds of Espoo. We can't tell you how many times Nokia's "primary school instructors" would need to snap the "little daydreamer" out of its fixed trance. Lots, that's how many.

Google filed a "complaint" with the European Commission, which, in addition to its typical duties of being wishy-washy over Spain, Greece, and Nutella nutrition claims, now gets to deal with a "playground scuffle" of sorts.

And, anyway, really Google? How old are you anyway? Fourteen? We mean, come on! Having the number one selling "mobile operating system" seeping throughout the world along with the number one search engine aren't enough? You're now treating Nokia like "Old Yeller," except worse because this "novel" doesn't end at chapter 16, it ends at whenever the heck Google has all the patents in the world. (Note: this won't happen.)

Ahead of the bell Friday, Nokia, Google, and Microsoft are all indicated for a lower open.




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