Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 20:04 UTC
Legal "As was widely expected, the Federal Trade Commission announced this morning that it has reached a settlement agreement with Google, bringing the commission's antitrust investigations into the search giant to a close. Two different areas of Google's business were being explored: the way it prioritized search results, and the way that Google had sought injunctions against devices that were thought to have infringed upon standards-essential patents from Motorola." Would have loved to see the FRAND system crumble, though. Let the patent mess explode - to change the system, we need disruption, not appeasement.
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RE[2]: I think you got your wish
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 21:26 UTC in reply to "RE: I think you got your wish"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

FRAND doesn't specify a price, it doesn't even have to be cheap, it just has to be consistent. Something Motorola was refusing to do to Microsoft.

People have been using FRAND as advertised for years, and it was only until recently, when Google asserted SEPs that it became an issue.

The rest of the industry has accepted FRAND and plays by the rules. Your interpretation of this is primitive.

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