It's time that everyone in the mobile business stopped bragging about how they can eliminate competition and got on with actually competing with each other instead.
I see that Jolla's "parent", Nokia, is positioning itself as a patent aggressor as well. Once again, a reminder to legislators is necessary: the patent regime undermines healthy competition and the proper functioning of the market, diverts huge amounts of effort away from innovation and towards litigation, and stifles future innovation by giving unsustainable "rewards" for past achievements (in many cases, regardless of their merits).
Jolla may indeed fail, and a lesson from Nokia is already available: don't expect to be showered with champagne, medals or whatever after releasing one or two handsets when you are not Apple (or even Palm) and your other competitors are releasing tens of them. Regardless of whether Jolla does start to fail, its patents should be regarded by policy-makers as worthless: success depends on continuing innovation and the delivery of products, not on whether you have pieces of paper that claim you have innovated in the past and claim that you could deliver attractive products but somehow haven't done so.
It is precisely the state of being able to innovate and deliver that is valuable, not the ability to accumulate state-granted monopolies on mere claims of innovation.