Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Jan 2010 23:38 UTC, submitted by OSGuy
Legal Just when you thought the legal battle between Nokia and Apple couldn't get any more convoluted, Apple has filed its own complaint with the US International Trade Commission, seeking to have Nokia's products banned from the US market because they infringe on Apple's patents.
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RE: Correct me please,if I'm wrong
by crocodile on Mon 18th Jan 2010 10:33 UTC in reply to "Correct me please,if I'm wrong"
crocodile
Member since:
2010-01-18

Unfortunately, you are wrong Budd . Some royalties and license fees are passed to the customers who buy the chip/hardware to make the phone.

Edited 2010-01-18 10:34 UTC

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Budd Member since:
2005-07-08

OK,but Apple are not members of the GSM assoc. so the RAND terms would not apply to them,correct?

http://www.gsmworld.com/membership/associate_members.htm

Edited 2010-01-18 10:45 UTC

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eriwik Member since:
2009-07-31

OK,but Apple are not members of the GSM assoc. so the RAND terms would not apply to them,correct?

http://www.gsmworld.com/membership/associate_members.htm


Nope, it usually don't work that way, the RAND terms usually applies to all licensees. That's the ETSI IPR Policy (and I assume that Nokia belongs to ETSI) which out to be about the same as any of the other associations'.

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fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

Unfortunately, you are wrong Budd . Some royalties and license fees are passed to the customers who buy the chip/hardware to make the phone.


This is fair. I also have to add that everything should be standrdized (no proprietary drivers) and pass the cost to consumers. A fair and open society.

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