Well, more specifically they gave one big hug to the Helsinki based NordicHug. The company that is making touchscreen wipes out of berries, without using any alcohol. The news was already featured in the Helsinki Sanomat, and we reached out to Dmitry Genin, the CEO of NordicHug for more information.
The unique selling point of NordicHug is the fact that they use Arctic cloudberry based formula, which allows to clean the screens without using any alcohol. This is supposed to not only get rid of the bacteria but also leave the protective coating intact.
Apple and Nokia have settled their licensing disputes, the companies have stated. According to the agreement, Apple will pay Nokia a one-time payment as well as on going licensing fees. "We are very pleased to have Apple join the growing number of Nokia licensees," said Stephen Elop. "This settlement demonstrates Nokia's industry leading patent portfolio and enables us to focus on further licensing opportunities in the mobile communications market."
This morning the results of perhaps the largest survey in the area of immaterial property rights, conducted in Finland, were released. The findings are based on a sample size of 709 companies, so it can be said to be a notable population. In total, the questionnaire was sent to about 17 000 companies founded after the year 2000. In short, the study suggests that only a third of the companies have understanding of IPR-issues while others have not protected nor even understood to cover their work in any way.
To understand and go about something, the first step is usually the understanding of the different terms related to an issue. With regard to IPR-issues, most companies understood terms such as domain names, patents and copyrights and how these are related to your business. However, the umbrella term immaterial property rights (IPR) was only known by 20% of the companies and how it affects their business.