The fact that Nokia has demonstrated its ability to defeat Apple
— after the most bitterly contested patent dispute that this
industry has seen to date — is a clear proof of concept. Other
companies whom Nokia will ask to pay royalties will have to think
very hard whether to pay or pick a fight.
This is also very significant with a view to Android. Given that
Android is in many ways a rip-off of Apple’s operating software,
Android-based devices are highly likely to infringe on largely the
same Nokia patents that Apple now felt forced to pay for.