Apple Resumes Selling Nokia's Digital Health Products Following Settled Legal Dispute

Apple today resumed carrying Nokia's digital health products on its online store in the United States and Canada, nearly two months after the two companies announced they settled all litigation related to their intellectual property dispute.


The products available to purchase again include Nokia's Body Cardio Scale, Body+ Scale, BPM+ Blood Pressure Monitor, and Thermo Thermometer. Each of the accessories were previously sold under the Withings brand, which Nokia retired last month after acquiring that company for around $192 million last year.

Apple's website indicates the products are also available for pickup at Apple's retail stores between Friday, July 21 and Monday, July 24.

Apple had removed all Withings accessories from its online and retail stores around the world in December due to a legal dispute with Nokia. On May 23, however, Apple and Nokia announced they settled all litigation and agreed to a business cooperation agreement with a multi-year patent license.

The legal dispute began last December, when Nokia filed dozens of patent infringement lawsuits against Apple in the United States and other countries. Apple countersued Nokia, accusing the former phone giant of transferring patents to patent holding entities to squeeze additional royalties from the iPhone maker.

As part of the settlement, Nokia will receive an up-front cash payment from Apple, with additional revenues during the term of the agreement. Nokia will also be providing "certain network infrastructure product and services" to Apple.

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39 months ago

I'm in the market for a good blood pressure monitor. I might look into this one.

The one that was marketed under Withings is excellent. However, Nokia have defiled the iOS app and there is now no pleasure is using it. Why did they do that? It was a very competently design app and over a couple of years of usage, with no observed bugs, I saw no reason to change anything.
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39 months ago
Totally agree with you... If its not broken... don't fix it... ugh... Hopefully they don't ruin these great products.
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39 months ago
Nokia ruined the Whithings iOS App. Everyone I knew personally that was an avid user stopped using the app. The interface is now much harder to intuit and harder to read with the shrinkage of everything and a diarrhea of padding and white space everywhere.

This is an example of how/why NOT to do an acquisition.
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39 months ago
For a second, I thought that middle item was more of an, umm, "lifestyle" product.

"Oh yes, YES ... wait, what happened?"

"I think I lost the bluetooth connection ..."
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