Apple Asked ETSI To Set Basic FRAND Licensing Rules
After being defeated by Motorola in a patent dispute over FRAND licensing this month, Apple proposed the European Telecommunications Standards Institute to set consistent royalties for patents that are essential to wireless communication standards,
Apple is drew in many patent disputes with Samsung, Motorola and HTC and it previously stated in court documents that Motorola declined to license its essential patents on FRAND (Fair, Reasonable, and Nondiscriminatory) terms at rates offered to Samsung, Nokia and other manufacturers.
Apple’s lawyer said in the letter to the body:
“It is apparent that our industry suffers from a lack of consistent adherence to FRAND principles in the cellular standards arena.”
The FOSS Patents blog
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