Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 20:04 UTC
Legal "As was widely expected, the Federal Trade Commission announced this morning that it has reached a settlement agreement with Google, bringing the commission's antitrust investigations into the search giant to a close. Two different areas of Google's business were being explored: the way it prioritized search results, and the way that Google had sought injunctions against devices that were thought to have infringed upon standards-essential patents from Motorola." Would have loved to see the FRAND system crumble, though. Let the patent mess explode - to change the system, we need disruption, not appeasement.
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RE[4]: I think you got your wish
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 23:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I think you got your wish"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Uh, no. The FTC stated that you cannot seek injunctive relief for SEPs if the defendant has agreed to take a license but you just disagree on the terms, then it will go to arbitration.

They didn't make SEPs useless for persuit of unwilling parties, they just made it harder to abuse SEPs as Moto and Samsung have been doing.

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