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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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

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


He's referring to the common act of cross-licensing. Cross-licensing was the norm in the industry, but Apple refused to play ball - see the Nokia case, see the Samsung case. Apple doesn't want to cross-license, so Nokia and Samsung raised their prices.

I still don't see what's wrong about that.

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