Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Sep 2011 21:48 UTC, submitted by glarepate
Legal "In a scene straight out of Bizarro World, Apple's lawyers are crying foul about Samsung and recent Google acquisitions Motorola's allegedly 'anticompetitive' use of patents. Yes, this is the same Apple that has initiated a patent war with these smartphone rivals. And it's the same rival that has tried to remove competing products from the market, rather than agree to negotiate a licensing fee. And it's the same company that patented multi-touch gestures 26 years after they were invented at a research university. And it's the same company that allegedly doctored evidence in European courts to support its lawsuits against Android. Yet in Apple's rose-colored glasses it is Samsung and Motorola who are bullies. Apparently Apple is irate about these companies' countersuits, which rely largely on patents covering wireless communications."
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The mythical FRAND...
by zima on Thu 1st Sep 2011 23:15 UTC in reply to "You clearly don't get it ..."
zima
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Those "fair and..." provisions mean that anybody willing to play but not having patents of similar worth (similar R&D effort and expenses) to contribute to the pool, absolutely won't be denied usage... but must provide different compensation.

Like the, what, on the order of a billion which went from Apple to Nokia recently? (after you no doubt repeatedly invoked, what else, the mythical FRAND) And/or keeping the tone down a bit instead of screaming bloody murder about own "IP"...

Edited 2011-09-01 23:18 UTC

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