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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Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

You say what giant successful company?
Hmm I don't see Google suing Microsoft for Bing? I don't see Google suing ANYONE over products that compete with them. Filing for patents of trivial software features that has been around in other iterations and suing world+dog over trivial software features is a farce. I do not support that behavior in the marketplace and will work to inform anyone who needs tech advice to stay far from Apple's products until the quit abusing the patent system.


You mean other than all the multiple legal actions being undertaken, most based on FRAND abuse, that are being conducted by Google's Motorola division?

I do not support that behavior in the marketplace and will work to inform anyone who needs tech advice to stay far from Apple's products until the quit abusing the patent system.


Good luck with that campaign.

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