Apple Attempting to Settle Patent Fights with Licensing Terms
where are you apple in germany?
trying to ban samsung products instead of settle it!
Legal threats. See, apple is not only taking the big guys (Samsung, HTC, Motorola), but also the little guys to court. Little guys cannot afford all the legal tie up and will settle. This gets Apple money.
And, it was Apple's plan all along. Sue everyone, get people to settle and pay licencing fees.
Thus, for Apple this is some major back peddling.
I don't think it was, Steve Jobs said that his goal was not to get a licensing deal, but to completely obliterate Android and force it off the market forever. And he said he was willing to spend all of Apple $100 billion cash reserves on lawsuits against Android if that was what it took.
Their goal wasn't a standard patent licensing deal, and not to settle for damages but the goal was nothing less than the death of Android.
If Apple is now talking about reaching a settlement then this a sign that they now know that they cannot achieve their original objective.
If I were Google and Motorola I would say 'no deal' and go for the t...
Apple seemed happy to do that, but now everyone has started talking about FRAND in the EU, where it can be enforced quite strictly. I think there may be an end game where if FRAND enforcement falls apart altogether, (via new legal precedent, perhaps,) Apple could be shut out of the phone business altogether (at least in the EU.) Of course Apple doesn't want that, so they're now much mo...
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