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I've got no idea - but as shompa pointed out manufacturers are paying already to Qualcomm et al.as component suppliers. Ericssons already earning through that avenue.It's this detestable greed that irks me in these cases.Some sort of claim to entitlement from yesteryear - that in this case is through ip that is largely irrelevant.Ultimately stifling the rate of progress.
Just because Ericsson were able to extort that concession from manufacturers in the past doesn't make it right today.Way more than just a mobile phone - a handheld computer.Witness the App Store and the millions of apps that have nothing to do with Ericssons claim to the overall device.Do you think Apple should continue to develop its own SOCs knowing that whatever mobile communication device they may market has a claim on it by a company that has contributed nothing to...
Thanks for some history and great insight, shompa !
Perhaps not in your view.A claim for royalties across the whole device ? It sure looks that way to me.
oh yea - ugly and messy as hell. Agreed.
And it was probably ok back when phones were just phones.To claim royalties over the whole device is stretching that method way beyond what these devices do now.IMO - this is like Ford claiming royalties for airplanes just because they've got wheels and a propulsion system :-)
It makes those companies position quite clear though :-) They're going to shoot for the moon if the courts will let them. But yes, previously adhered to international standards are consigned to the waste bin. Very murky if they head down that path.
Anyone rember this ? Way ahead of its time back on Old Mac OS 8 or 8.5. Sometime around there. Overly complicated and difficult but the vision was there way back then. Doubly complicated by the fact that the speed of the Internet restricted Sherlock immensely. APPL deep in the hole and struggliing in those times. And then came Goog about OS 9 - stripped down, no ads and fast. Nothing else stood a chance. Alta Vista anyone ? Shoot, back then the default home page for...
lmao, jungmark Denial of profit stream claim. Anti competiveness Flawgic
Exactly SN - why launch a browser ? Spotlight, or some other named derivative, could deliver search results right to your desktop.
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