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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 company says the Justice Department has launched an investigation into Samsung to determine whether it's fairly licensing patents on a FRAND basis.
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 Federal Trade Commission is looking into whether Google has been blocking access to industry-standard -- or "frand" -- 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.
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.
The $7.2 billion acquisition had been delayed by the antitrust review, but China's antitrust regulators have approved the deal.
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.