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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[9]: Comment by shmerl
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th May 2013 10:58 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by shmerl"
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Or, and this is more likely considering how this industry works, Motorola asked for cross-licensing patents with Apple, and Apple refused. Cross-licensing is normal in this industry, and since Apple refused, prices went up. The same happened with Apple/Nokia, which later got settled under pressure from Microsoft.

Apple didn't want to cross-license its patents, and as such, Motorola initiated a price hike. Seems very reasonable to me.

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