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Apple talks to the FRAND, reopens Motorola patent fight

Apple has appealed an old billion dollar case claiming Google's Motorola overcharged for FRAND patents in the iPhone.

By April 9, 2014


Apple scores courtroom wins in Motorola FRAND case

The iPhone maker claims that Google-owned handset maker is unfairly seeking excessive royalty payments for patents covering video streaming and Wi-Fi technology.

By August 13, 2012


Microsoft, Motorola: FRAND first, then patent disputes

Microsoft and Google-owned Motorola Mobility agrees to set aside their ongoing patent disputes, until issues over fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory patent licenses have been resolved.

By July 11, 2012


Apple offered patent licensing deal to Samsung before trial

iPhone maker proposed a reciprocal agreement to license Samsung's 3G/UMTS patents for what it considered FRAND terms, a letter from Apple to its smartphone rival reveals.

By October 3, 2012


China approves Nokia's sale of phone business to Microsoft

The $7.2 billion acquisition had been delayed by the antitrust review, but China's antitrust regulators have approved the deal.

By April 8, 2014


Explained: Apple's not-so-secret favorite patent argument

What the heck is "frand"? No, not "fraud" but "frand." CNET breaks down what this obscure legal term means, and why it's so important to companies such as Apple and Samsung.

By February 3, 2012


Apple asks for governing rules on mobile patents

The iPhone maker says that the mobile industry lacks "consistent adherence to Frand principles" and wants the European Telecommunications Standards Institute to step in.

By February 8, 2012


EU hits Samsung with 'potential misuse' of patents

The Commission said that in its preliminary view, Samsung has engaged in "an abuse of a dominant position" by requesting injunctions in patent-infringement cases.

By December 21, 2012


Samsung settles with EU over patent antitrust concerns

The Korean electronics will be monitored by the European Union to ensure patents are offered on fair and reasonable terms.

By April 29, 2014


Dutch court: Samsung can't ban iPhone, iPad from store shelves

Court says the company must try to license patents to Apple, and on another count, cannot get twice the licensing fees for a Qualcomm 3G/UMTS chip.

By March 15, 2012