Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Dec 2012 23:11 UTC, submitted by someone
Legal "Samsung's move to drop all requests for injunctions against Apple in Europe may not be enough to escape sanctions from the European Commission over the alleged abuse of its standards essential patents. EC Vice President Joaquin Almunia said during a press conference on Thursday in Brussels that his office will continue with its investigation against Samsung and will release a 'statement of objections' within the coming weeks."
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hipocriscy at its finest
by TechGeek on Fri 21st Dec 2012 18:35 UTC
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Its funny that in 2011 Microsoft wrote a letter to the FTC stating that it should be allowed to sue for an injunction even when using FRAND patents. Now that its on the other end of the stick, it seems to be a whole different story...

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RE: hipocriscy at its finest
by Nelson on Fri 21st Dec 2012 19:25 in reply to "hipocriscy at its finest"
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Really? Do you have a link handy?

As early as 2010 Microsoft was complaining about FRAND abuse by Motorola with regards to the Xbox 360, AFAIK.

Microsoft has always licensed their patents on FRAND terms, as they highlight every time they sign up an Android vendor for a patent licensing deal (Which is a combination of SEPs and normal Patents)

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