Qualcomm's lawyers up the theatrics, call Apple's FRAND licensing maneuvers a "sham"

Qualcomm's lawyers up the theatrics, call Apple's FRAND licensing maneuvers a "sham"
Qualcomm, as one of the companies that benefited the most from the mobile revolution, is chock full of wireless patents on various subjects, which it is no doubt eager to monetize as FRAND licences to all the other parties involved in the industry, and the fees represent a huge part of its revenue.

Perhaps that is why, when asked by ITC about its opinion on FRAND licensing offered to Apple by companies like Samsung and Motorola, Qualcomm issued a pretty condemning statement, as Cupertino just walked away from the initial offers:

"Sham", "mask fell off", "should be embarrassed" - quite the strong wording for something as mundane as FRAND licensing fees. Qualcomm's own standard-essential patents (SEP) portfolio is huge, and Apple is using its baseband radios inside iPhones and iPads, hence its lawyers are apparently eager to nudge the licensing ship into higher SEP fees, so the patent rollercoaster has another upset passenger for the ride now.

source: FOSSPatents



12. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Smart people know the QC lawyer is SIMPLY FOS. Just look at the HTC - Apple agreement. Apple does license some of it's technology. But don't tell the android folks, they still don't believe HTC settled with Satan. Btw, for a long time, I was recommending HTC settle with Apple.

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Another good company TELLING APPLE IS A BUNCH OF FOOLS and a dumb to sue anyone just because their making money or selling more devices than they are

9. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Oh, well.. Apple has just got the dragon snapped..

5. tuxpower

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

FOSSPatents is a Microsoft/Oracle shill. Just sayin'.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Looks like 2013 is going to be a bad year for Apple and a good one for everyone else. Karma is a b---h!

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oh, oh, i know that one... *Beach* :P

3. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

apple sucks anyway... their licensing policies are rubbish... they charge people $30-$40 for their patents but only wish to pay $1 for other peoples patents... i will not miss apple at ALL...

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That's right...everyone take a bite each on Apple. Soon there'll be just the seed pod left...

6. blade19

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 29, 2011

lol... we also don't want any seeds left. May spawn of new apples... :)

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I actually don't want Apple to be extinct...just want then the 'endangered species' tag on them. They 'might' learn to to humble down a bit. I don't think their products are bad, i think they're overpriced and over-rated.

14. maxout

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

thats the reason i hate on them... :) Apple started with good quality products with high price margin. now with the competition they need to bring them down since the R&D has recovered more than enough and over all company has been profitable. Put a rag on greedy hole else people will chew you out.

1. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 628; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

QC coming hard at apple lol

11. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

yup i guess everyone's gonna take a shot at Apple by 2013...and quite frankly Apple deserves it...the whole company is a sham!

13. maxout

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

may be 2012 is true for the apple lolz.... Desperate company is suing the whole world in order to suppress the rise of non-apple products and stealthy competition from world wide manufactures.

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