Linked by nej_simon on Sat 11th Aug 2012 12:10 UTC
Legal "[...] tonight Apple entered into evidence in its trial with Samsung a document showing that it offered the South Korean company a licensing deal on some of its key technologies. Specifically, Apple offered to license the portfolio of patents if Samsung would pay $30 per smartphone and $40 per tablet." $30-40 per device is a lot of money for some trivial features (rounded corners, slide-to-unlock etc). No wonder Samsung declined.
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RE[5]: Tactical blunder?
by Beta on Sat 11th Aug 2012 20:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Tactical blunder?"
Beta
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2005-07-06

FRAND is an obligation you submit to by having your intellectual property included in the standard setting process.


Yup, if only Apple ever paid FRAND terms for standards they use. Nokia had to take them to court to get royalties, now Samsung has to counter‐sue to get *their* FRAND terms. Its pretty clear Apple doesn’t follow its obligations.

Apple is not bound by such things.

Apple avoids publishing standards ’cept for the minor tweaking of existing standards, and even when they do contribute to things like W3C standards they leave it til candidate recommendation before declaring patents on them… arsehats.

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