Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Sep 2011 08:59 UTC
Legal So, the hearing about the supposed FRAND status of the three 3G patents Samsung is asserting against Apple in The Netherlands is under way. Samsung is currently pleading, and they claim that Apple has wilfully and systematically infringed these patents. They further state that Apple has refused to license the patents since the introduction of the iPhone 3G, even though Samsung offered licenses. As usual, WebWereld's Andreas Udo de Haes is covering the proceeding live on Twitter (in English). Update: Samsung offered two FRAND license options (per-patent and as a package deal). Apple declined. Apple also refused to sign an NDA, delaying negotiations (all according to Samsung, of course). Update II: Apple retort: we only buy chips from Intel, and they have a license. Second, Apple claims Samsung didn't demand a license until 2010. Update III: Massive Apple fail: lawyer reveals the percentage Samsung is demanding for its patents - this is highly confidential information. Update IV: If Apple can convince the judge of this one... Ouch!
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RE[3]: an unanswered question
by mksoft on Tue 27th Sep 2011 09:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: an unanswered question"
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But that's not what MPEG-LA are doing. They require a license from every vendor in production chain (hardware, software editors, publishers beyond certain values).

And Apple are supporting and pushing this N-dippings behavior with their codec support for the video tag in html5 standard.

Their actions of Pushing N-dipping into the HTML standard is worst then FRNAD double dipping (which again, not sure if that's the case here). Hypocrisy ?

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