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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 17:41 UTC in reply to "RE: what law??"
TechGeek
Member since:
2006-01-14

What makes Moto's 3G patents more hardware related than Apple's or Microsoft's? What makes Moto's h.264 patents more hardware related than Apple's or Microsoft's? It must take a lot of effort to be this self-delusional.


Are you just not paying attention or what? The patents Motorola are asserting are cell phone patents. The patents Apple used against Motorola consisted of design (rounded corners) and software interface patents. Its literally hardware patents vs software patents. The relevance is that hardware patents are more likely to be SEP than a software patent.

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RE[3]: what law??
by jared_wilkes on Thu 9th May 2013 18:20 in reply to "RE[2]: what law??"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

You didn't read... yet again. I didn't say the patents Apple and Microsoft are using in x, y, or z particular litigation. I said their SEPs. They do in fact have those too, and they aren't creating any problems by demanding absurd rates or injunctions.

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RE[3]: what law??
by jared_wilkes on Thu 9th May 2013 18:34 in reply to "RE[2]: what law??"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Additionally, I don't see anything that's anymore hardware-related about Moto's patents than 99% of software patents. We are talking about frequency modulation and block processing of interlaced video.

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