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

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

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