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

What are you talking about? Apple has plenty of SEPs that it decidedly does not use in an aggressive manner.


He's referring to the common act of cross-licensing. Cross-licensing was the norm in the industry, but Apple refused to play ball - see the Nokia case, see the Samsung case. Apple doesn't want to cross-license, so Nokia and Samsung raised their prices.

I still don't see what's wrong about that.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

As I've said, Apple did want to cross license. That's why their Wisconsin court determination on FRAND was tossed out.

They wanted a broader FRAND cross licensing trial. Again, this ties into the whole "knowing what you're talking about" bit.

You seriously see only the facts you want to see.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Seriously: Why don't you apply for an editorial position at OSNews? You're insightful, know what's going on and the last few days you seem to have an awful lot of spare time.

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