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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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Yeah, we were never going to agree on this one. You think Samsung stole from Apple, I think that's complete and utter bollocks until someone shows me evidence anyone ever came home with a Samsung phone instead of an iPhone, thinking it was an iPhone.

Luckily, the rest of the world is mostly on my side, save for a questionable jury in the US.

Edited 2013-01-04 00:23 UTC

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jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Or do you think it's beneficial to innovation that rounded corners and crazy software patents can block entire products and lead to billions of dollars in damages, while Apple can just freely take whatever it wants from Samsung's FRAND patents without having to pay a dime - for years now?


You can't see the utter delusion, propaganda, and falsehood in this statement can you? You don't realize that there is no logic there so you have to resort to the rhetoric, do you?

There have not been substantial, meaningful bans; there is not billions of dollars in damages (slightly more than 1, likely to decrease, and for a business with tens of billions of dollars annually). Apple isn't free to take whatever it wants, etc. Apple has had victories, legally upheld ones, but they haven't had the chilling affect you need to proclaim is happening.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

"Can". Read up on the definition of the verb.

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