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

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Re: Pricing transparency

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

I think a patented technology is only included in a (3GPP) standard if the patent owner agrees to FRAND licensing. Given the potential amount of money that you can raise due to the sheer volumes involved then I believe most companies will want to license FRAND; it's a cash cow. The alternative is having an obscure patent sat in your back pocket that is likely never to be used. Or even worse - it is used a lot without your knowledge and recompense. At least if your patent is included in a standard then you know that anyone claiming to adhere to that specification owes you money.

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