Friday, August 26, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Apple Patches iOS Security Flaws Discovered In Spyware Targeting Activist
LG To Showcase Latest OLED TVs Compatible With HDR Technologies At IFA
NHK Join Forces With Panasonic And Sony To Win The 8K TV Race
Intel Introduces New 3D NAND SSDs
Facebook To Use Personal Data From WhatsApp To Bring You Personalized Ads
Amazon Introduces Car Research Portal
Google Uses Artificial Intelligence To Compress Images
Researchers Make Wi-fi Networks Faster And Stronger
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Mobiles > Europea...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, April 03, 2012
European Commission Probes Motorola After Microsoft, Apple Complaints


The European Commission (EC) has opened two formal antitrust investigations against Motorola Mobility Inc., investigating whether the phone maker breached antitrust rules by allegedly over-charging Microsoft and Apple for use of its patents in their products.

The EC will assess whether Motorola has abusively, and in contravention of commitments it gave to standard setting organisations, used certain of its standard essential patents to distort competition in the Internal Market in breach of EU antitrust rules.

Following complaints by Apple and Microsoft, the Commission will investigate whether by seeking and enforcing injunctions against Apple's and Microsoft's flagship products such as iPhone, iPad, Windows and Xbox on the basis of patents it had declared essential to produce standard-compliant products, Motorola "has failed to honour its irrevocable commitments made to standard setting organisations." In these commitments, Motorola engaged to license those standard-essential patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms.

In addition, the Commission will also assess the allegation by both Apple and Microsoft that Motorola offered unfair licensing conditions for its standard-essential patents.

In line with the Commission's guidelines on horizontal cooperation agreements, standard setting organisations require the owners of patents that are essential for the implementation of a standard to commit to license these patents on fair reasonable and non-discriminatory ("FRAND") terms. This commitment serves to ensure effective access to standardised technology.

Motorola gave such FRAND commitments to the relevant standard setting organisations, when the second and third generation ("2G" and "3G") mobile and wireless telecommunications system standards, the H.264 video compression standard and the standards for wireless local area network (WLAN) technologies were adopted.

In order to guarantee undistorted competition and to reap the positive economic effects of standardisation it is important that FRAND commitments be fully honoured by the companies concerned.

On 30 January 2012, the EC has opened proceedings against Samsung in order to investigate whether Samsung has failed to honour a FRAND commitment in licensing negotiations, including by seeking injunctive relief before the courts of certain Member States in relation to standard essential patents.

On 13 February 2012, the Commission approved the acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google, without prejudice to potential antitrust concerns related to the use of standard essential patents.


Previous
Next
Sony Licenses Rovi's Online Content Delivery Services Technology        All News        RIM Sued by NXP Over Patents
RIM Introduces BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Software to Accommodate Apple Users     Mobiles News      RIM Sued by NXP Over Patents

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Lenovo To Release Motorola Modular Smartphone
Motorola Moto 360 Sport Watch Launching Next Month
Droid Turbo 2 Coming In Europe As The Moto X Force
Motorola Introduces New DROID Turbo 2 and DROID Maxx 2
Motorola Outlines Android Marshmallow Update Plans
This Is The New Moto 360
Silver Lake To Invest $1 billion To Motorola
Motorola Unveils New Moto G, Moto X Play and Moto X Style Android Phones
Motorola Teases With July Event
Motorola Puts Life-Saving Data in the Palm of Your Hand
New Moto E LTE Smartphone Start shipping on For $150
Motorola Considers Sale: reports

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .