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Issue No.02 - March/April (2012 vol.32)
pp: 3-5
Richard H. Stern ,
<p>In February 2012, Apple sued Motorola to block the latter's alleged standardization skullduggery of the 3G/UMTS technology. This column examines the charges and explores the issues of patent rights; standards-essential patents; and what are fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) terms and conditions.</p>
Apple, Motorola, standardization skullduggery, 3G/UMTS, '898 patent, '336 patent, FRAND, third-party beneficiary, patent rights, standards
Richard H. Stern, "Standardization Skullduggery Never Ends: Apple v. Motorola", IEEE Micro, vol.32, no. 2, pp. 3-5, March/April 2012, doi:10.1109/MM.2012.36
1. D.E. Dilger, "Apple Attacks Motorola's Efforts to Block iPhone 4S Using Standards Patents, Asks for Huge Damages," Apple Insider,11 Feb. 2012.
2. "EC Antitrust Chief Issues Patent Abuse Warning," Financial Review,13 Feb. 2012.
3. Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs, "Statement of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigations of Google Inc.'s Acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. and the Acquisitions of Certain Patents by Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Research in Motion Ltd.,"13 Feb. 2012; 12-at-210.html.
4. J. Kanter and D. Streitfeld, "Google Deal for Motorola Mobility Gets Clearance," The New York Times,13 Feb. 2012.
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