Apple Accuses HTC of Abusing Essential Patents
Ripping off designs vs. FRAND patents.
1) All of these companies are part of a trade group. They all have contributed to the field of wireless communication as we know it today, with each holding patents essential to the very technologies our phones rely on. Obviously, it'd be crippling if someone bottlenecked things such as LTE or GSM communications, or HTTP data transfer. That's why these patents are covered under what's known as FRAND terms, which means a company will not artificially inflate the value of the patent to stifle competition.
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'This company's phone almost looks like ours..sue them'
'Hey, they're using tech we want..sue them.'
A day doesn't go by without reading something about Apple sueing someone else. Frankly, it's getting rather annoying. I believe Apple's lawyers spend more time filing lawsuits than with their families.
I think if anything Apple is hiding behind FRAND in many cases. If you think that the reasons Apple is suing is ALL about protecting their 'IP' or patents you are wrong. There are many injunctions they have asked for that directly affect end users as well as harm competition. Patents to which they did not invent. Suing a company because their device uses programming that relates to how ...
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