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[4]: I think you got your wish
by Nelson on Fri 4th Jan 2013 14:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I think you got your wish"
Nelson
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Nope. FRAND terms are never consistent. Specifically in the wireless industry. Cross licensing and being a member of a standards body have major impact on "consistent" part.


I think "major" is a gross exaggeration on your part. It varies slightly due to a variety of factors, but it never deviates greatly from the norm.

What Google and Motorola were doing, specifically to Microsoft w.r.t the Xbox 360 was disgusting. They should be deeply ashamed.


So far, only Apple hasn't played by it.


What are you talking about? Apple has plenty of SEPs that it decidedly does not use in an aggressive manner.

Edited 2013-01-04 14:11 UTC

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