Apple's FRAND lawsuit against Motorola dismissed in US

06 November, 2012 | Comments (109) | Post your comment

The federal judge Barbara Crabb, of the Western District of Wisconsin, has dismissed with prejudice the Apple’s FRAND lawsuit against Motorola. This means Apple cannot file a similar lawsuit in another US court, unless it successfully appeals against the decision first.

Last year Motorola Mobility sought to receive 2.25% of all iOS products net sales as a licensing fee for some of the Motorola-owned patents they use. Apple refused to pay this amount and counter-sued Motorola for unfair licensing taxes.

A more recent turn of event saw Motorola ask Apple to agree to whatever fee the court declares fair, but once again Apple wasn't quite happy with the offer and said it will only adhere to the court fee if it isn't higher than $1 per iPhone.

So, now that Apple has just lost against Motorola it will either have to win in the appeal (which will almost certainly follow) or it will have to pay what the court orders. We are yet to see how this one develops, but Motorola seems to have won an important battle here.

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Apple's FRAND lawsuit against Motorola dismissed in US - reader comments

  • Anonymous

The only problem is this is actually how they have always been for the most part. People are always just to blind or refuse to see it

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  • 2012-11-12 23:11
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  • Orange

Looks like what was once the most innovative company is now turning to cheap tricks in a pathetic attempt to retain their crumbling empire. Go Motorola!

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  • 2012-11-12 12:17
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  • Anonymous

well then you keep liking an illegal copy cat that aims to put a monopoly on all technology and steel it all and charge more for it because they put an apple on it. so bad that they scam everyone and even scam schools out of millions of dollars that ...

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  • 2012-11-11 08:49
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