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Judge concerned that Apple wants to use Motorola offer for FRAND patent fee as a negotiating tool

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Nov 2012, 03:52

Judge Barbara Crabb, in an "Opinion and Order" entered with the court on Friday, revealed herself to be not happy at all with Apple's willingness to enter into a patent licensing contract with Motorola, but only if the fee did not exceed $1 per Apple iPhone...

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posted on 03 Nov 2012, 06:11 12

7. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I'm still amazed that Apple figured $30 a handset was ok for Samsung to pay for icons and round corners...

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 08:07 6

14. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

But, of course, apple cronies, G-King and Mxy think that is ok...

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 10:43 3

24. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

More like the Apple Apology Tour founders....

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 11:41 1

30. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)

I don't recall those two cats apologizing for a d*mn thing fellas lol.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 08:38 7

16. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

The logic I don't understand is how can Apple request a price of $30.00 a phone just to use rounded corners, but, at the same time only want to pay $1 a phone for tech that they need for the phone to run. I would wish one of these judges would ask Apple this question.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 11:09 3

26. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

This my friend is what makes ppl that try to defend Apple in this case seem a lil insane...

If anything....I can understand a company paying $30 a handset for something essential. Like the license fee MS gets from some Android manufactures....its less than $30. And I think that had to do with maps or something. Whatever it is...its alot more important than a few icons and round corners.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 08:56 6

19. JC557 (Posts: 1789; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

There's just something funny about a judge named Crabb and not being happy with Apple.

Either way, FRAND does not mean free and the fee Apple wants to pay isnt exactly Fair.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 10:21 7

21. theBankRobber (Posts: 682; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

If Samsung can pay $15 a phone to Microsoft, then so could Apple to Motorola. Apple brags about their $100billion in cash that ALL their money is in off shore accounts, the same company that never donates any of their money to anything. Apple is pure greed and to have children in china work for the cheapest they can and now want to pay whatever they want for FRAND license is just pure greed.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 10:46 4

25. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

I think Sammy is paying MS closer to $10/phone for Android smartphones. But I agree with the concept you are advocating.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 11:17 3

27. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Long story short: Apple's f**king up.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 17:08 3

37. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)

"The Cupertino based firm should have known that those wearing a judge's robe don't like being forced into doing anything. We recommend that Apple's attorneys watch a few episodes of Judge Judy to learn that."

This made me choke on my soda.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 17:10 2

38. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)

Wonder how Apple would react if I came into a store and said,

"I want the iPad, but I only want to pay $150 for it. Gimme."

They'd laugh me out of the store, that's how.
Maybe they should adjust their approach....

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 12:32

43. Rayvelynn (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

I think Apple should be limited on how many law suits can be filed within a year, I'm thinking 2 should be the max, LMBO

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