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Motorola Agrees to License Standards-Essential Patents to Apple in Germany

Apple and Google’s Motorola Mobility are nearing a licensing agreement for the latter company’s patents, though only in Germany.

In a filing this week with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Motorola said it had agreed to license to Apple its cellular standards-essential patents in Germany, following court approval of a FRAND (Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory) licensing offer Apple made to it earlier in the year (and the threat of antitrust litigation if Motorola refused).

The agreed-upon royalty rate? There isn’t one. And unless the companies are able to hammer one out in the days ahead, it will be determined by the German courts.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work