Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Feb 2012 19:26 UTC
In the News The first big hurdle has been taken by Google and Motorola Mobility. The European Union has given the green light for Google to proceed with its acquisition of Motorola Mobility. The EU will, however, monitor the deal and its outcome for potential patent abuse. Update: And there we go, the US DoJ has approved the deal as well. Update II: The just-linked DoJ report also approves the Nortel patent sale to Apple, Microsoft, and RIM. I'm hoping for lots of fireworks here so the patent system blows up in Google's, Microsoft's and Apple's faces, so we can point and laugh about all the money they wasted.
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RE[15]: Huh?
by jared_wilkes on Tue 14th Feb 2012 00:47 UTC in reply to "RE[14]: Huh?"
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I would also add: FRAND standards patents, by definition, cannot be used defensively.

A separate legal attack is not justification for discrimination when a standard is at stake.

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