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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[12]: Comment by shmerl
by majipoor on Wed 8th May 2013 14:23 UTC in reply to "RE[11]: Comment by shmerl"
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Motorola did explicitly modify their contract with Qualcomm to exclude Apple from the usual license fee which is usually included in the 3G chip price.

Motorola ask 2.5% royalties: in the H.264 trial vs Microsoft they ask the same amount arguing that it is a fair amount: a US judge has recently ruled that according to license deal with other OEM, a fair amount would be 1/2000 of what Motorola ask.

In a very similar case, Samsung was denied any royalty for their FRAND patent in France and Italy due to patent exhaustion: the fee is already part of the 3G chip price.

Thom, you are shameful: what Motorola did is the worst of patent abuse which you fight day after day here, with one exception: when Apple is the victim. Worse: instead of simply not commenting these cases, you take the exact opposite point of view.

Edited 2013-05-08 14:24 UTC

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