Source: Europa [EU press releases]
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quote: The pathetic level of some people mighjt surprise you ;)
quote: So all that justifies Apple's refusal to pay FRAND and set a new precedent?
quote: Apple is essentially rendering Samsung patents worthless though, by refusing to pay licensing. They've been infringing for years, piggybacking the technologies of others while making billions.They aren't being anti competitive. That's Apples area of expertise.They didn't "happily agree" to let Apple use their standards patents for free. Show me where it says they have to do that?If Apple can justify product bans over the rectangle, then Samsung certainly can over actual technologies.
quote: So let's sat Samsung has been unfair to Apple, okay. So what?
quote: And please stop with the grossly inaccurate old saw about Apple seeking bans over rectangles
quote: Text What Apple refused to do was to pay a LOT more than anyone else pays.
quote: Apple is essentially rendering Samsung patents worthless though, by refusing to pay licensing. They've been infringing for years, piggybacking the technologies of others while making billions.They aren't being anti competitive. That's Apples area of expertise.
quote: The US has just made FRAND patents free when they over ruled Samsung's court case and ITC ruling
quote: If a company can refuse to pay, you win in court and they still refuse to pay, you should be able to ban because of their refusal.
quote: Such action would obviously be good for building trust in industry wide standards and could only help move the tech sector forward, as would unfettered and unauthorised stealing of IP and the collapse of all patent and IP protection. Such an end to any sort of IP protection would be bound to ensure that all companies invested in extensive and original R&D knowing that their competitors could instantly copy any feature or innovation.
quote: Clearly it's a pure coincidence that the early Galaxy, Blade, Blackjack and INNOV8 phones looked almost exactly like the iPhone, Motorola RAZR, Blackberry and Nokia N96's, and it's not as if Samsung's previous history is littered with unethical and illegal activities.