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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[7]: Comment by shmerl
by leos on Wed 8th May 2013 06:08 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
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Google naturally seeing this as an aggression, fights back with FRAND patents (which I agree aren't suitable for that really).

And that's exactly what the EU is saying. Trying to use FRAND patents for this is abusing the whole purpose of FRAND and undermining a key support for healthy competition.

All Google can be accused for is using the wrong tool to fight the aggressor.

In other words, EXACTLY what the EU is telling them.

But not for the fact of fighting back.

You seem to be trying to apply some sort of morality to the actions of these companies. This is just business between mega-corps. The idea that it matters whether something is fair is pretty naive. I always think it's funny that people actually fall for Google's marketing message that they're somehow different and more ethical than any other publicly traded company.

Edited 2013-05-08 06:09 UTC

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