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[5]: How about this scenario?
by umad on Tue 27th Sep 2011 23:07 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: How about this scenario?"
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In order to stop Apple and other patent abusers they need to come to MAD (mutual assured destruction) mechanisms. I.e. in order for Apple to restrain their greed Samsung (or whoever else is racketeered by Apple) needs to threaten to deal a lethal blow to them. Only then things will come to norm.

You assume that they have the legal muscle to pull such a strategy.

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