Sources: TechNet, FairSearch.org, Bloomberg
quote: Under a settlement reached with the FTC, Google will meet its prior commitments to allow competitors access – on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms – to patents on critical standardized technologies needed to make popular devices such as smart phones, laptop and tablet computers, and gaming consoles.Google will not seek injunctions to block rivals from using patents essential to key technologies.In 2012, Google paid about $12.5 billion to acquire Motorola Mobility (MMI), including MMI’s patent portfolio of over 24,000 patents and patent applications. These patents have been a significant source of revenue for at least a decade, and hundreds of MMI’s patents are essential to industry standards used to provide wireless connectivity and for internet-related technologies. These standards are essential for smartphones, tablets, gaming systems, operating systems, and the increasing number of devices offering wireless connectivity or high definition video.Development and use of these types of standards is a cornerstone for many high-tech markets, and encourages innovation and investment in high-tech products, according to the FTC’s complaint. By agreeing to standards, companies can ensure that the numerous components of a device or a technology network can work together seamlessly, often called “interoperability.
quote: In a separate letter of commitment to the Commission, Google has agreed to give online advertisers more flexibility to simultaneously manage ad campaigns on Google’s AdWords platform and on rival ad platforms; and to refrain from misappropriating online content from so-called “vertical” websites that focus on specific categories such as shopping or travel for use in its own vertical offerings.
quote: Google bought Moto, not because it can then abuse FRAND patents, but because it needs those patents to defend against Apple's senseless nuclear holocaust, initiated by your late god.
quote: Google will not seek injunctions to block rivals from using patents essential to key technologies.
quote: Tony, if you paid attention and read the paragraph you quoted, you'd have noted the caveat "essential to key technologies" which obviously refers to patents used by standards. Google, being involved itself in standards bodies, would be aware of how useless those are in lawsuits.
quote: Even those which are FRAND, but unlicensed, are another negotiating chip for Google's side when it comes to future agitation by Apple using patents we now know are on their way to being invalidated.
quote: So from the patent point of view the the $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola is now essentially worthless because Google's abuse of Motorola's FRAND patents will now have stop.
quote: I didn't say the Motorola acquisition was worthless
quote: You wrote:quote:So from the patent point of view the the $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola is now essentially worthless because Google's abuse of Motorola's FRAND patents will now have stop.Then you wrote:quote:I didn't say the Motorola acquisition was worthlessEpic backtracking/cover-your-arse FAIL. The rest of your posts are more of the same pro-Apple, anti-everyone else crap we have all come to expect from you.