Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 13:36 UTC
Legal "One of the exhibits Samsung has now made public tells an interesting tale. It's the slide presentation that Apple showed Samsung when it first tried (and failed) to get Samsung to license Apple's patents prior to the start of litigation. While some of the numbers were earlier reported on when the exhibit was used at trial, the slides themselves provide more data - specifically on the difference between what Apple wanted Samsung to pay for Windows phones and for Android phones. The slides punch huge holes in Apple's FRAND arguments. Apple and Microsoft complain to regulators about FRAND rates being excessive and oppressive at approximately $6 per unit, or 2.4%; but the Apple offer was not only at a much higher rate, it targeted Android in a way that seems deliberately designed to destroy its ability to compete in the marketplace." Eagerly awaiting the 45 paragraph comment explaining how this is completely fair and not hypocritical at all. Bonus points if it includes something about Eric Schmidt being on Apple's board, and, double bonus point if it mentions one of the QWERTY Android prototypes. Mega Epic Bonus if it somehow manages to draw a line from Edison, Tesla, to Jobs.
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RE: Apples patents are not FRAND
by Lorin on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 21:41 UTC in reply to "Apples patents are not FRAND"
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Only thing Apple invented was its company logo, it is impossible that a company entering the mobile market 5 years ago could have invented critical parts of the system over companies doing this for more than 20 years.

The iPhone and iPad are nothing more than the marriage between a PDA and a phone, all features having existed in each are prior art.

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quackalist Member since:

And or bouncing into oblivion

US patent office kills off Apple's bounce-back patent

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mistersoft Member since:

beat me to it. great news huh. i reckon. (not anti apple just anti stupid obvious patent).

(should ask at least 10 clever people how they'd implement a solution to a problem, if nobody on said random panel even overlaps with the proposed solution, then patent office can fairly award the patent, otherwise it's should be allowed pass - that's my tuppence, if we should have patents at all!)

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