1. Ry's Avatar
    Apple, Google Consider Arbitration Over Standard Patents

    The companies have been exchanging proposals on using binding arbitration to reach a licensing agreement over patents that are essential to comply with industry standards on how phones operate. Such an agreement could lead to a global settlement of all of their patent disputes, Apple said in a filing yesterday.
    Apple is also interested in resolving its dispute with Motorola completely and agrees that arbitration may be the best vehicle to resolve the parties dispute, Apple said in the filing.

    Motorola Mobility first raised the issue of arbitration on Nov. 5, before a federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin, threw out a breach-of-contract case that Apple had filed. The Cupertino, California-based maker of the iPhone claimed its mobile-phone competitor was misusing standard-essential patents to demand unreasonable royalties.
    11-16-2012 03:29 PM
  2. piizzadude's Avatar
    This would be good news and bring a certain stability to everything, including price.

    The people that would be hurting are the reporters....
    11-16-2012 04:06 PM
  3. still1's Avatar
    MS and Apple should payup motorola.
    11-16-2012 05:12 PM
  4. piizzadude's Avatar
    MS and Apple should payup motorola.
    Motorola?

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    11-16-2012 06:00 PM
  5. still1's Avatar
    Motorola?

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    yes!! why? MS has patent issue for its xbox with Moto.
    11-16-2012 06:31 PM

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