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[17]: Huh?
by jared_wilkes on Tue 14th Feb 2012 01:13 UTC in reply to "RE[16]: Huh?"
jared_wilkes
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Even more simply, I can break down your logic with your last statement:

"Et voilĂ , defensive use of FRAND patents. Now it's up to the courts to decide if it truly was a FRAND offer. If the courts say it is, Apple could be fcuked. If the courts say it was not a valid FRAND offer, the courts send them back to the negotiation table."

Let's assume the Courts determine the offer, prior to withdrawal, was a valid FRAND offer: what is the basis for withdrawing the offer then at that point?

Edited 2012-02-14 01:17 UTC

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