The authorized dispute was carefully monitored by rival automobile firms as nicely, as a result of additionally they depend on Nokia for a similar function. A authorized precedent has simply been set. Initially, Nokia wished to cost charges per automobile as a substitute of granting Daimler and different automakers a license to make use of its know-how.
That might have resulted in automakers paying exceptionally excessive quantities however Nokia possible knew beforehand they’d by no means conform to that. Due to this fact, a licensing price was the one lifelike option to go, however Nokia definitely took a strong-arm method. Legally, it had the facility to dam Daimler from promoting vehicles in Germany, although it might have required Nokia to publish about $8.3 billion in collateral.