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Ericsson to Apple: Cough up for licences or stop selling iPhones, iPads and Watches

Dazed and Confused

Pricing transparency

I think the whole idea of FRAND was born when all the phone companies were holding part of the jigsaw, when it came to the patent pool.

Then along came Apple who didn't hold any useful telecoms or radio patents and gate crashed the party. To make matters worse Apple started to get tough about non technical patents, such as round corners (before the usual culprit says that's a design patent, I know but don't see why the hell you think that makes the slightest difference to the argument), bouncing menu or whether the third pixel on the 2nd row is allowed to be blue on Tuesdays.

I can't see any of the companies agreeing to FRAND their patents in future.

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