Source: EU [press release]
quote: You framed this story as "evil Apple vs poor Motorola".However, EU antitrust investigation was triggered by MMI behavior agains Apple (for 3G patents) AND Microsoft (for H.264 patents).
quote: Both Microsoft (also sued by Motorola Mobility) and Apple filed EU complaints against Motorola over alleged FRAND abuse. Microsoft's attorneys accused Motorola of asking for 1,125 times the industry standard for its video codec patents.Apple alone filed a similar allegation against Samsung (Samsung agreed to license Microsoft's patents). The EU has not announced yet whether it will open formal proceedings against Samsung.
quote: It's like I don't believe in murder, but I can UNDERSTAND why someone whose child is raped by a pervert might kill that person out of vengeance.
quote: But at least it's not looking to completely destroy the market and harm consumers with a ban.
quote: I expect the idealism to wear off quickly and for FRAND/standards development to be abandoned, should this situation wear on.
quote: Although Apple's practice of litigate to obliterate is well understood; you do come across 'willing to turn a blind eye' to what Motorola is doing because it is Microsoft and especially Apple, who are complaining.
quote: The only thing I use multitouch for is zoom. I suppose other ways to do it would be probably not so convenient, but is this worth the millions spent on litigation?