European Commission has started an investigation on Samsung's use of FRAND licenses in its lawsuits
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 04, 2011, 9:13 AM
investigation into Samsung's FRAND licensing procedures now, although it says these are standard antitrust checkups, not taking a side in the ongoing feud between the companies:The European Commission has started an
Samsung is not leaving its horse and carriage in the middle of the river, too, and came up with this statement about the EC investigation:
The fair and reasonable licensing is a bit of a murky legal territory, but the EU has plenty of strict rules about it, so that is another front to watch in the epic litigation battle between Android and Apple. Yep, that's what it is.
this is just incredible! imagine what apple would have done if they had these patents... they would charge everyone for money!!! and now that samsung has the upper card, apple asks for FRAND? this is LAME! apple really sucks
posted on Nov 04, 2011, 9:21 AM 8
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Apple is retarded! They're suing every manufacturer who makes their hardware! Apple doesn't even make their own parts. What happens when they sue everyone and no one wants to work with them anymore, then what do they do! They're stupid.
posted on Nov 04, 2011, 9:34 AM 9
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clearly you are not a business man... money talks... and Apple has plenty of it...
posted on Nov 04, 2011, 1:00 PM 1
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Well, apple is greed if she just sue for compensation then nothing could happen instead she went way over boudery and banned the competitor and they didnt long term consequence that Apple was not the first phone phone maker.
posted on Nov 04, 2011, 10:59 AM 1
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This article is totally biased. Here's the title of the linked article. These are not standard check ups. It's an anti trust investigation. There's nothing standard. Samsung is about to get smacked down for its anti competitive practices. Daniel P you have totally misrepresented this article. "European Commission investigating Samsung over possible abuse of FRAND patents against Apple" More "Samsung wasn't too likely to win any injunctions based on those 3G patents anyway. But the mere fact that there's this antitrust investigation going on will make any injunctions based on Samsung's 3G patents even less likely, in the EU and elsewhere."
posted on Nov 04, 2011, 11:52 AM 1
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And of course FRAND doesn't apply to Apple, does it?
posted on Nov 04, 2011, 2:36 PM 0
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Nope, it doesn't. Apple can patent all rectangular objects with a screen on it, all software which arranges thumbnails in grid fashion, and all horizontal movements which will lead to further access being granted, and it's all cool with the EU
posted on Nov 04, 2011, 11:03 PM 0
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Hmm, so Apple asks others for fair licensing fees, and Apple itself offers...no fees, just bans. It may not be illegal, but it is certainly hypocritical. Gotta give them points for shamelessness.
posted on Nov 04, 2011, 4:52 PM 2
It's actually not even remotely hypocritical. Samsung agreed for their 3G technology patents to become standards and to follow FRAND rules. Apple patented hardware and software features which are not standards and do not keep anyone from making smartphones and tablets, and has no obligation to license them to anyone.
posted on Nov 06, 2011, 8:11 PM 0
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