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[4]: Huh?
by majipoor on Tue 14th Feb 2012 16:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Huh?"
majipoor
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2009-01-22

You are wrong: the iPhone 4S use a Qualcomm chipset.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/13/us-apple-teardown-idUSTRE...

http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2012/02/a-riveting-read...

"Motorola alleges that Apple infringes the '336 patent based on Apple's use of a MDM 6610 baseband chip in the iPhone 4S, which is provided to Apple's contract manufacturers by Qualcomm Inc. ("Qualcomm"). "

"In its papers before the Higher Regional Court, Motorola has made arguments in breach of its agreement with Qualcomm that would require the German court construe the Motorola/Qualcomm agreements. For example, Motorola has argued against Apple's claim that it is a third-party beneficiary under the Motorola/Qualcomm agreement and Motorola has argued that its termination of the Qualcomm agreement with respect to Apple sales was effective under the Motorola/Qualcomm agreement."

Edited 2012-02-14 16:18 UTC

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