Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Feb 2012 19:26 UTC
In the News The first big hurdle has been taken by Google and Motorola Mobility. The European Union has given the green light for Google to proceed with its acquisition of Motorola Mobility. The EU will, however, monitor the deal and its outcome for potential patent abuse. Update: And there we go, the US DoJ has approved the deal as well. Update II: The just-linked DoJ report also approves the Nortel patent sale to Apple, Microsoft, and RIM. I'm hoping for lots of fireworks here so the patent system blows up in Google's, Microsoft's and Apple's faces, so we can point and laugh about all the money they wasted.
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RE[6]: Huh?
by majipoor on Mon 13th Feb 2012 23:36 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Huh?"
majipoor
Member since:
2009-01-22

The German court is not in charge of anti-trust regulation and did not take any position against Motorola regarding this point. Samsung did exactly the same as Motorola and now they are investigated by the EU commission.

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RE[7]: Huh?
by JAlexoid on Tue 14th Feb 2012 10:35 in reply to "RE[6]: Huh?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Samsung did exactly the same as Motorola and now they are investigated by the EU commission.

Shows exactly how little you know about the differences between Motorola and Samsung case.
Samsung changed the licensing agreement with Qualcomm to exclude Apple from being a licensee, that is why they are being investigated.

Motorola and Apple never had a licensing agreement, but they are actually negotiating over the future. While the past is treated by both parties as they see fit. Apple wants to invalidate, Moto wants injunctions. Both violate the R in FRAND.

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RE[8]: Huh?
by jared_wilkes on Tue 14th Feb 2012 13:27 in reply to "RE[7]: Huh?"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

No, you are mistaken. Motorola retroactively changed both the Infineon and Qualcomm license. Whereas Samsung claims that Qualcomm doesn't extend any patent rights to third parties like Apple.

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RE[8]: Huh?
by majipoor on Tue 14th Feb 2012 14:32 in reply to "RE[7]: Huh?"
majipoor Member since:
2009-01-22

"Shows exactly how little you know about the differences between Motorola and Samsung case."

Shows exactly how little YOU know apparently:

http://fosspatents.blogspot.com/2012/02/apples-us-antisuit-lawsuit-...

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