Linked by bowkota on Tue 7th May 2013 21:44 UTC
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[5]: what law??
by jared_wilkes on Fri 10th May 2013 14:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: what law??"
jared_wilkes
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2011-04-25

This is not a refusal to mediate. This is Apple's refusal to accept a binding decision by the Court to set a royalty rate that would potentially affect Apple in a unilateral manner and at a rate higher than Apple felt should be the ceiling for such royalties.

Edited 2013-05-10 14:41 UTC

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RE[6]: what law??
by TM99 on Sun 12th May 2013 05:47 in reply to "RE[5]: what law??"
TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

Of course it is a refusal to mediate.

If Motorola and Apple could not reach a decision on their own, then the Courts become the mediators. But at that level then, naturally, the court will give them a binding contract. Apple didn't like the odds and wouldn't commit. Therefore the court dismissed the case because it couldn't do what it was intended to do - settle a dispute with a binding contract ruling.

Keep your stories straight Jared. You can't be for a system of patent litigation where the Courts are the ones that decide the law when a dispute arises. And then turn around and say that Apple should not follow the Courts ruling or even agree to participate because it might not be in their best self-interest. In other words, you are only for patent litigation when Apple comes out on top.

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