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Patent Holding Firm Files $2B Lawsuit Against Apple

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Feb 5, 2014, 9:53 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

IPCom, a patent-holding company based in Germany, today accused Apple of violating one of its patents. The patent, which IPCom bought in 2007, pertains to how cellular calls to emergency services are prioritized on mobile networks. IPCom filed its claim in Germany and is seeking $2 billion from Apple to use the patent. According to the Wall Street Journal, the patent is a "mandatory element of the UMTS and LTE cellphone standards." Patents deemed standard essential must be licensed at fair and reasonable rates. The Journal did not say if IPCom attempted to reach such an agreement with Apple prior to filing its lawsuit.

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Feb 5, 2014, 12:48 PM

This patent IS essential and important

IPCom made a great discovery for routing emergency calls. The way it works is, they take the 911 call and round off the corners so it can slip past all of the other network traffic easier. Apple cannot be allowed to copy this innovation without fair compensation.
My understanding is they patented the precise chamfer plus the addition of a small quantity of "go grease" to allow it move more quickly. No doubt their method for removing traces of the go grease from the atmosphere is also patented and they are wait...
And they're being a patent troll.

Feb 5, 2014, 10:51 AM


No way they can weasel out of this one. I hope Apple loses this one. Obama's administration can't save you now mwahahaha :3
That's exactly what I noticed about Apple lawsuits in the US. It seems like Apple is protected somehow.

No one can save their a$$ in an international court!
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