Originally Posted by Gwydion
What has to do that other companies have essential patents with HTC not having paying fees to Nokia?
Because you don't know if Nokia actually does own essential patents, or whether other companies own patents that can work around that. That a major problem in these cases. If you read the link I just provided, you'll see that companies often CLAIM that their patents are essential, but sometimes are not. You'll also see that they bundle a large group of patents together that they claim are essential as a group, when only some of the patents may be essential, thereby attempting to get others to license all of them, rather than just the ones needed, at much greater cost.
It's possible that that's what Nokia attempted to do here, though without understanding exactly what each patent does, and how important it is, none of us here can make that determination.
You said that nokia didn't denied some claims from Apple. What claims?
Ok, when using a word, such as you have with "deny", in the way you did, you don't change it to the past tense. The word is simply "deny". Or, you can say that Nokia denied some claims, but then don't use the word "didn't".
That was what was confusing.
Nokia didn't specifically deny Apples' claims as to what they were asking for the IP, they just said that they were fair. That doesn't actually say anything about the specific claims themselves. If I ask you to pay twice what I'm asking everyone else, I can say it's fair. But that doesn't say anything.