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  Not at the time. They chose to stop doing so before the trial, in case it turned out that it was infringement.   Remember, you can legally infringe without copying code.  Which is one reason why many countries were smart enough not to allow software patents at all.     Ah, a Scott Forstall fan.   I don't think that GUIs don't have to emulate physical things to be intuitive.  In our field apps, for example, we use a thin red line at the end of a scrolling list.  Works...
  Wouldn't China require "PRC" instead ?     Although either suffix is very English oriented.   Now, maybe if the boxes had "iPhone 5" +  
  I don't think "everyone else" has used bounce back in over a year.     Turned out not to be a big deal, functionally speaking.  Other methods such as flashing work just as well.  It also turned out to be not a big deal legally speaking, when it came to attempted injunctions.  Courts ruled that people didn't choose a device based on it.   However, it is admittedly cool looking, and it could make a come back, depending on the upcoming retrial.  The USPTO invalidated...
  Let's not go overboard.  Obviously the numbers are not "pure guesswork" out of nowhere.  They all involve at least some analysis derived from known factors.   Some researchers have established numbers checks at import offices and warehouses, which can give very accurate shipment numbers where that's being done.  Some poll store managers.  Some use exit surveys at stores to determine end user sales.  Some have the equivalent of "Nielson families" to draw upon.  Some use...
Yes, last year Motorola "only" lost $100 million in the quarter.   Recently Motorola has been investing heavily into their Fort Worth factory, where they plan to build the first US assembled smartphone, the Moto X.    It's reportedly creating 2,000 new jobs.   Even so, they still have $3.2 billion in cash reserves, so if they had to, they could continue for up to several years burning through that.   Hopefully they won't have to.
  Isn't it obvious that "C" stands for "Cook" ?  
  While true, my post topic was about ETSI FRAND negotiations.   With those, it was considered normal for companies who had little or nothing to cross-license in the way of radio patents, to instead cross-license their non-radio technology, such as a manufacturing method or UI patent.  That's one way that they got a lower rate.     True.  Calculating license rates by device selling price was done partly to encourage phone makers to be reasonable with their prices, so that...
  Not set top boxes.  They sold that division already.  And it looks like they stopped making MotoNav GPS units as well (?).   But you're right about the other products still being listed on the Motorola Mobility website:     Apparently parts of the website are out of date, though.  It's difficult to tell what's real and what's not, since the "About Us" section still lists set top boxes, for example, and we know that division has been sold off.   They aren't even using...
  How do they blend returns and sales numbers if they don't report either?     If you mean revenue, Samsung often announces it for their handset division in their investor press releases.  For example, this one for 4Q12 said:   "The IT & Mobile Communications – comprised of Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Imaging and Media Solution Center businesses – posted operating profits of 5.44 trillion won on 31.32 trillion won in revenue for the period....
  That Samsung average of $250 would include non-smartphones.     For smartphones only, their ASP is around $380.       Automobile analogies don't work with smartphones.   For one thing, cars are not subsidized by the gas companies.  iPhones sell best in countries where they are subsidized, or there are other incentives like trade-ins or loans to make the upfront cost more affordable to the masses.
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