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Legal "The European Commission has accused Motorola Mobility of abusing its standard-essential patents against Apple in Germany. The Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to the company over a misuse of its GPRS patents, which has seen Motorola pursue injunctions against Apple products instead of properly licensing the technology."
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RE[2]: what law??
by TechGeek on Thu 9th May 2013 17:33 UTC in reply to "RE: what law??"
TechGeek
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2006-01-14

Additionally, Apple didn't refuse to mediate. They met several times. Apple not agreeing to Motorola's rate during those mediation sessions doesn't amount to Apple refusing to mediate anymore than it amounts to Motorola refusing to mediate.



Apple did refuse court mediation, that was the reason the Wisconsin court dismissed the case "with prejudice". They refused to be bound by the court's decision if they didn't like the outcome.

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RE[3]: what law??
by jared_wilkes on Thu 9th May 2013 17:40 in reply to "RE[2]: what law??"
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2011-04-25

Did they refuse to abide by the outcome or to mediate? Which is it? Citation needed.

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RE[4]: what law??
by TechGeek on Fri 10th May 2013 14:18 in reply to "RE[3]: what law??"
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Did they refuse to abide by the outcome or to mediate? Which is it? Citation needed.


Apple refused to be bound by the outcome of the courts decision. Here is the text from their response to the court:

" When the Court asked Apple on late Tuesday afternoon, October 30, to commit by noon the next day as to whether it would be bound by whatever FRAND finding the Court made, Apple agreed but with caveats as to the amount and scope. The Court’s order dated November 2 states that, because Apple would not make an unconditional commitment to be bound, the Court would reverse its prior decisions regarding the availability of specific performance and

declaratory relief should Apple prove that Motorola breached its FRAND commitments, and questioned whether the trial should proceed at all." This information is available on groklaw here:

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=2012110322254380&query=mot...

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