Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 13:36 UTC
Legal "One of the exhibits Samsung has now made public tells an interesting tale. It's the slide presentation that Apple showed Samsung when it first tried (and failed) to get Samsung to license Apple's patents prior to the start of litigation. While some of the numbers were earlier reported on when the exhibit was used at trial, the slides themselves provide more data - specifically on the difference between what Apple wanted Samsung to pay for Windows phones and for Android phones. The slides punch huge holes in Apple's FRAND arguments. Apple and Microsoft complain to regulators about FRAND rates being excessive and oppressive at approximately $6 per unit, or 2.4%; but the Apple offer was not only at a much higher rate, it targeted Android in a way that seems deliberately designed to destroy its ability to compete in the marketplace." Eagerly awaiting the 45 paragraph comment explaining how this is completely fair and not hypocritical at all. Bonus points if it includes something about Eric Schmidt being on Apple's board, and, double bonus point if it mentions one of the QWERTY Android prototypes. Mega Epic Bonus if it somehow manages to draw a line from Edison, Tesla, to Jobs.
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Incredible
by Nelson on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 16:23 UTC
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In this thread, Thom shows he has absolutely zero understanding of the patent system. None. Nada.

Hell, same goes to most commenters on OSNews. Look no further than the Apple trial articles to see how many people said that Samsung would win and how the people who suggested Apple would win got buried into oblivion.

Apple does not have to license their non FRAND patent in a fair, reasonable, and non discriminatory fashion. They don't. They can charge infinity billion dollars for their patent, or they can refuse a license altogether.

Again, to repeat my familiar phrase: Only in OSNews bizarre land is this alarming in the slightest. Only in the invented reality of some commentators here is down up, and up down.

When Apple agrees to the governing rules of a standard setting committee to license intellectual property on FRAND terms, then there will be an article.

Of course, OSNews is entirely quiet on Microsoft locking Google out of Germany with patent wins against Motorola.

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