Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Nov 2013 17:24 UTC
Legal

Apple, Microsoft, and others, a little over a month ago in a letter to the EU, warning that the EU's new proposed unified patent law could lead to more patent trolling:

To mitigate the potential for abuses of such power, courts should be guided by principles set forth in the rules of procedure to assess proportionality prior to granting injunctions. And PAEs should not be allowed to use injunctions for the sole purpose of extracting excessive royalties from operating companies that fear business disruption.

Yesterday:

A new front opened today in the patent wars between large technology companies, as a consortium that owns thousands of patents from the Nortel bankruptcy auction filed suit against Google and other manufacturers alleging infringement. Rockstar, which is owned jointly by Apple, Blackberry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony, filed suit in US District Court in Texas. In addition to Google, the consortium has alleged infringement by Asus, HTC, Huawei, LG, Pantech, Samsung, and ZTE.

They're not just scumbags - they are lying scumbags.

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RE[7]: You forgot Google
by Nelson on Sun 3rd Nov 2013 23:44 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: You forgot Google"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Apple was found not to infringe so its a moot point. I wonder if you accept the rest of the Jury's verdict, or if you just take this piecemeal approach to fit your views..

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RE[8]: You forgot Google
by TechGeek on Mon 4th Nov 2013 04:21 in reply to "RE[7]: You forgot Google"
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

Apple was found not to infringe so its a moot point. I wonder if you accept the rest of the Jury's verdict, or if you just take this piecemeal approach to fit your views..



Its not a moot point on whether or not Samsung is worth coming with their FRAND licensing. All evidence says they are. The fact that the negotiations weren't needed after all has little bearing on whether or not they were fairly conducted.

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RE[9]: You forgot Google
by Nelson on Mon 4th Nov 2013 09:13 in reply to "RE[8]: You forgot Google"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

It does when its dropped from the appeals post trial, it was essentially left as is.

Do you accept the Jury's ruling as the final say in the matter? If so, do you accept their entire ruling where Samsung willfully infringed a handful of patents?

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