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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jared_wilkes
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2011-04-25

If you want to claim that the "lots of peeps" regarding Nokia's SEP enforcement in the, admittedly, one area where they tried to wield them in non-FRAND fashion (demanding cross-licensing) remotely compares to the current attention Google and Samsung are receiving for their unfair practice... well, you are willfully denying the very clear reality.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Didn't say it compared.

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jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

So you do understand that we are uniquely talking about the unfairness of Google and Samsung (with minor instances of others trying to push the boundaries because of the people like you supporting the delusion that SEPs are mighty weapons more powerful than non-SEPs... but, really, mostly just the plainly, grossly, unfair actions of Samsung and Google)?That otherwise, it can be said, relatively speaking, that the entirely of the FRAND SEP world operated, continues to operate, and will operate in the future with little, or at least minor or legally resolvable, conflict? Certainly not the 3 plus years of Samsung and Moto/Google trying to ban Apple and Microsoft products across tens of countries in hundreds of court cases? Yes/no?

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