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[6]: I think you got your wish
by Nelson on Fri 4th Jan 2013 00:18 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I think you got your wish"
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Apple has never said it doesn't want to pay for Samsung's SEPs. It only wishes to have the right to appeal any court determined FRAND rate if it is in excess of what it believes to be reasonable.

Microsoft on the other hand has agreed to be bound by whatever the court decides.

It is also worth noting that Samsung/Moto is still opposed to the courts having a say at all. They just wanted stipulations which were not favorable to Apple/MSFT in the event that the Judge ruled in favor of Apple on setting FRAND rates anyway.

Edited 2013-01-04 00:20 UTC

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