Possible ITC ban on iPhone/iPad US Sales…
Well this could be rather bad (if Apple loses):
“The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday announced that it will review an April ruling that found certain Apple products to infringe upon a Motorola Wi-Fi patent, possibly leading to an import ban on products utilizing the technology.
The ITC review is the next step in seeking a ban against the offending Apple products, which include the iPhone and iPad, and follows the initial ruling rendered by Judge Thomas Pender in April that deemed the company violated one of four Motorola Mobility patents.”
- Long Apple
- Pro: Apple HDTV, iPhone Air, Stock split, Consumer robotics
Seems the problem is that although Motorola had pledged to license the patent on a reasonable basis, and Apple is willing to pay a reasonable price, in practice Motorola is demanding an unreasonable amount. 2.25% of sales? Come on, Motorola-Google! Don’t be evil!
The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. — Steve Jobs
Microsoft is dealing with the same issue, FRAND abuse, with the Xbox. We can only hope that drops the hammer on Motorola for this FRAND abuse.
Tim Cook: iPad is 91% of all tablet web traffic. I don’t know what these other tablets are doing.