The patent blogger Florian Mueller has whipped up a suitably maze-like visualization — part diagram, part timeline — of the relevant patents and how today they have been settled between Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Apple:
Scroll through the pictures to get the full effect, complete with commentary from Florian.
What to come next? He believes that today’s settlement between Nokia and Apple could lead to further licensing deals for Nokia — namely with Android OEMs. It’s an interesting turn of events for the Finnish handset maker. It is still trying to prove to the world it can innovate for the future — but this at least secures that those who do will give Nokia its cut.