Linked by bowkota on Tue 7th May 2013 21:44 UTC
Legal "The European Commission has accused Motorola Mobility of abusing its standard-essential patents against Apple in Germany. The Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to the company over a misuse of its GPRS patents, which has seen Motorola pursue injunctions against Apple products instead of properly licensing the technology."
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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by Tony Swash on Tue 7th May 2013 22:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
Tony Swash
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How is Motorola trying to protect their patents that APPLE is using without paying for them abuse? so what they are FRAND patents don't mean apple gets a free pass to use them without paying for them. If apple is not willing to pay what they should be paying Motorola has the right to request a sales ban.


The issue is that FRAND patents, in order to comply with the FRAND framework have to be Fair and Non-discrimanatory. Apple have to be offered exactly the same sort of deal that anyone else is offered otherwise it's discriminatory. When a company offers a patent as a FRAND patent it is making a deal, the deal is it guarantees that nobody will be discriminated against and thus everyone feels safe about adopting the technology covered in the patent and making it standard.

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