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Federal Appeals Court rules that Apple has the right to appeal dismissal

0. phoneArena 05 May 2013, 04:14 posted on

Apple has been given the right by a Federal Appeals Court to appeal a case in Wisconsin in which it was suing Motorola for failing to follow FRAND guidelines and Motorola was suing Apple for using its standards-essential patents without a license; U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb had dismissed both complaints, and both sides decided to appeal for their own reasons...

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posted on 05 May 2013, 04:54 5

1. jromy (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)

Ok, a judge already decided that Motorola was on the right and dismissed Apple's claim. Yet some how all I got from this article is that Apple is the victim and Moto/Google are greedy. It takes some hard work to word an article in a way that makes it look that way tho. There was a ruling already, all those other "facts" are just cheap shots IMHO, but why?

posted on 05 May 2013, 12:40 2

5. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Of course they got greedy. They're trying to abuse FRAND patents. Can't put a price on fair and reasonable.

posted on 05 May 2013, 15:18 4

12. tedkord (Posts: 13446; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

You keep saying that, and its why you have zero credibility. Of course you can put a price on fair and reasonable - thats exactly what FRAND does. Everyone pays roughly the same price, be it a set amount per device or a percentage of sales. You can be pretty sure that the whole hang up here is Apple doesn't want to pay what others are paying. We saw it with the streaming music, they wanted a rate that was half the lowest rate in the industry. Apple doesn't want FRAND. Apple wants special pricing.

The problem is, you believe FRAND stands for Free is Reasonable if Apple Needs it for Devices.

posted on 05 May 2013, 13:53 5

8. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Alan F. is known to be unabashedly pro-apple

posted on 05 May 2013, 14:44 4

11. MartyK (Posts: 923; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Oh yes, if you look at any and all articles with his name on it, he ALWAYS write about how terrible Google-Android and Nokia- WP are, not once,has he says anything bad about Apple..check I dare anyone to show me a article in which he wrote something bad about Apple, he's worst then Mac9to5

posted on 05 May 2013, 13:56 1

9. roscuthiii (Posts: 2232; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Well... for 3 reasons: #1 - because it's an article from Alan, who #2 - got the story from Electronista, which in turn got the info from #3 - FOSS Patents.

Anyone familiar with any of the three above should understand the wording of the article as it relates to Apple patents.

posted on 05 May 2013, 05:02 6

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Geez......how many lawyers did Apple hire? So, and where's the Apple Headquarters, in the court?

posted on 05 May 2013, 05:36 9

3. MartianMe (unregistered)

fucc apple n microsoft .... pay up bitchezz!!!

posted on 05 May 2013, 08:21

4. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

Fuc google spying azz. At this point no one will be safe to walk around with google glasses. I predict every police and agency will get one with facial recognition!

posted on 05 May 2013, 16:01

14. Droiddoes (unregistered)

". I predict every police and agency will get one with facial recognition!"

And this would be a bad thing....how? If the police aren't actively looking for you it's a non issue. I would support that feature to help our men and women in blue be more efficient and help cut down on cases of "he fits the description"

posted on 05 May 2013, 12:54 3

6. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

And I find the COURTS/JUDGE are imcompitent aholes. and Their still being paid under apple's pay roll

posted on 05 May 2013, 13:50

7. stealthd (unregistered)

Evidence? Source? Didn't think so.

posted on 05 May 2013, 14:01 3

10. roscuthiii (Posts: 2232; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Please let this docket fall on Judge Posner's bench. He seems to be one of the few judges around with any common sense.

Other than that, just have to see whose legal team brings their 'A' game.

posted on 05 May 2013, 15:23 1

13. tedkord (Posts: 13446; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Alan, what is the industry norm for these patents? Since you bolded the words "well above", I'm going to assume you know what others are paying for these patents.

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