Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Sep 2011 08:59 UTC
Legal So, the hearing about the supposed FRAND status of the three 3G patents Samsung is asserting against Apple in The Netherlands is under way. Samsung is currently pleading, and they claim that Apple has wilfully and systematically infringed these patents. They further state that Apple has refused to license the patents since the introduction of the iPhone 3G, even though Samsung offered licenses. As usual, WebWereld's Andreas Udo de Haes is covering the proceeding live on Twitter (in English). Update: Samsung offered two FRAND license options (per-patent and as a package deal). Apple declined. Apple also refused to sign an NDA, delaying negotiations (all according to Samsung, of course). Update II: Apple retort: we only buy chips from Intel, and they have a license. Second, Apple claims Samsung didn't demand a license until 2010. Update III: Massive Apple fail: lawyer reveals the percentage Samsung is demanding for its patents - this is highly confidential information. Update IV: If Apple can convince the judge of this one... Ouch!
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Comment by flanque
by flanque on Mon 26th Sep 2011 10:40 UTC
flanque
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2005-12-15

No more articles on this topic. It's boring.

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RE: Comment by flanque
by tanishaj on Mon 26th Sep 2011 13:04 in reply to "Comment by flanque"
tanishaj Member since:
2010-12-22

No more articles on this topic. It's boring.


The patent landscape is highly relevant to anybody working in computers today (sadly). Until that fact ceases to be true, please continue to keep us informed.

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RE[2]: Comment by flanque
by flanque on Mon 26th Sep 2011 20:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by flanque"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

What's left to be informed about? It's like watching a school yard catfight. None of it makes sense, it rarely is different to all the other patent cases and the governing theme is both sides trying to prove they have a bigger kit than the other.

I'm sorry but I don't feel any more informed than I did even a year ago.

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RE: Comment by flanque
by Sauron on Mon 26th Sep 2011 13:59 in reply to "Comment by flanque"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

Please stop commenting about this topic, it's boring. ;)

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