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07-27-2013, 05:23 PM #1
Apple Claims Motorola Charged 12 Times Going Rate for Certain Patents
In a recently filing that was lodged with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit this week, Apple claims Google’s Motorola demanded unreasonable rates for tech based on deemed standard essential patents. Some of the fees were said to be 12 times higher than what Motorola had charged other companies. The CAFC filing, an opening brief from Apple regarding the dismissal of FRAND-related action from Wisconsin, is one of the first developments in the case likely to be heard by the court in early 2014 according to Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents.
Motorola is currently appealing the partial summary judgment win for Apple over a FRAND contract and antitrust case leveled in Wisconsin, which was ultimately dismissed without prejudice in 2012 by Judge Barbara Crabb. A portion of Apple’s brief states that Motorola:
…demand[ed] that Apple take a license at a rate that was more than 12 times what Motorola was charging other licensees for the same technology--a rate that was unfair, unreasonable, and decidedly discriminatory.
Apple mentioned the following in its opening brief:
Motorola has sued Apple in various forums for infringement of eight SEPs (presumably, its eight strongest SEPs) and is batting 0-for-8 in establishing liability in U.S. actions.
Although a hearing date hasn’t been set for the Wisconsin appeal, Apple is scheduled to begin another CAFC hearing as part of a cross-appeal with Motorola. This hearing, which is set for September 11, is in regard to Judge Richard Posner’s dismissal of a patent infringement case in 2012.
Source: FOSS Patents, Scribd
07-28-2013, 02:49 AM #2
Big corporations playing their games
07-28-2013, 06:17 AM #3
lmfao as apple is currently trying to extort Samsung at $40 per phone for trivial patents--and crying over having their products banned in a lawsuit they lost to Samsung.
07-28-2013, 08:10 AM #4
So, Apple is complaining about someone charging too much?
07-28-2013, 11:20 AM #5
Apple having another cry. The courts should fine Apple for every lawsuit they start.
If Motorola own the patent shouldn't they choose who pays what? Its theirs so go have a cry Apple and pay up. You made billions from a lawsuit from Samsung so you can afford it.
07-28-2013, 02:33 PM #6
Last edited by Perceptum; 07-28-2013 at 02:35 PM.