Apple has appealed an old billion dollar case claiming Google's Motorola overcharged for FRAND patents in the iPhone.
The iPhone maker claims that Google-owned handset maker is unfairly seeking excessive royalty payments for patents covering video streaming and Wi-Fi technology.
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.
The $7.2 billion acquisition had been delayed by the antitrust review, but China's antitrust regulators have approved the deal.
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.
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.
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.
The iPhone maker says that the mobile industry lacks "consistent adherence to Frand principles" and wants the European Telecommunications Standards Institute to step in.
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.
The government says its inquiry is no longer necessary after the Obama administration overturned a ban on sales of Apple devices.