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."
Permalink for comment 488040
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: The mythical FRAND...
by kristoph on Fri 2nd Sep 2011 01:51 UTC in reply to "The mythical FRAND..."
Member since:

In fact, in the Nokia/Apple case Nokia and Apple made a point of negotiating FRAND patents separately.

That's the way this has to be done. There are patents on virtually every technology put out by every SSO. If FRAND's are not respected it would be a huge mess.

Reply Parent Score: 3