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Apple asks European standards body for more transparency on FRAND licensing

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With its legal battles intensifying across the globe, Apple has appealed to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, calling for a more consistent approach to the licensing of essential patents. In a letter dated November 11th, Cupertino outlined its issues with today's licensing system, with a particular emphasis on patents...
Apple asks European standards body for more transparency on FRAND licensing

Apple seeks industry-wide principles for patent licensing in Europe

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Apple has asked the telecom standards body responsible for patent licensing across Europe to lay down a set of basic principles to define how companies license patents, according to a letter written in November that has emerged today. It its correspondence to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the Cupertino-based firm...
Apple seeks industry-wide principles for patent licensing in Europe

Apple Pushes for Clarification on Licensing of FRAND Patents

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Dow Jones Newswires reports that Apple filed a letter with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) last November pushing for clarification on how standards-essential patents are intended to be licensed. These standards-essential patents are currently required to be licensed under fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms in order to promote...
Apple Pushes for Clarification on Licensing of FRAND Patents

Apple Wants To Rewrite European Patent Laws (AAPL)

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Apple has asked the European Telecommunications Standards Institute to outline the basic rules of how license patents, reports the Wall Street Journal. In a letter written in November (which surfaced just yesterday), Apple calls out ETSI and says that patent licensing rules are inconsistent. The company's beef stems from...
Apple Wants To Rewrite European Patent Laws (AAPL)

Cisco backs Apple's ETSI request for fair and open licensing of standards patents

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Cisco Systems filed its own letter to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute last week, backing Apple's position calling for "more consistent and transparent appellation of FRAND" licensing commitments among the standards body's members....
Cisco backs Apple's ETSI request for fair and open licensing of standards patents

Ericsson sues Samsung over wireless patents after growing frustrated by 2 years of negotiation

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Ericsson is the latest to file a patent suit against Samsung after the Swedish telecoms firm accused the Korean electronics giant of refusing to sign a FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) licensing agreements after two years of negotiations. The company says that the issues centers around one of its patented technologies that...
Ericsson sues Samsung over wireless patents after growing frustrated by 2 years of negotiation
Nokia won't license 'essential' patents if Apple's nano-SIM standard is selected

Alleged iPhone 5 Housing Gets Manhandled On Video

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Love it or hate it (I find myself strangely leaning toward the former), that peculiar two-tone metal housing supposedly meant to wrap around Apple’s forthcoming iPhone has just recently been given the video treatment by the folks at eTradeSupply. Now, there’s not much here that wasn’t visible in the...
Alleged iPhone 5 Housing Gets Manhandled On Video

Nokia contests Apple’s Europea nano-SIM proposal, says its own meets “pre-agreed requirements”

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With Apple facing criticism from Nokia, Motorola and RIM over its plans for a new nano-SIM standard to be utilised in its new smartphones, Nokia has today issued a statement that accuses Apple of not meeting “all of the pre-agreed requirements” set by European Telecommunications Standards Institute for the new standard. The...
Nokia contests Apple’s Europea nano-SIM proposal, says its own meets “pre-agreed requirements”
Nokia: 'Apple's [nano-SIM] proposal does not meet all of the pre-agreed requirements'

Apple hoping to secure standardized royalties for 3G wireless patents

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Apple is attempting to stop the used of "standards essential" patents on 3G technology as legal bludgeons against smartphone competitors. To make its case, the company has gone directly to the standards body behind 3G wireless networking, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). In a letter to ETSI dated last...
Apple hoping to secure standardized royalties for 3G wireless patents

RIM and Motorola modify nano-SIM proposal, hopes to meet Apple halfway

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It's been a battle of epic proportions over a microscopic piece of plastic, but the warring sides appear to be working together to find a compromise. We're referring to the fight between Apple and a coalition formed by RIM, Motorola and Nokia as each group attempts to make their...
RIM and Motorola modify nano-SIM proposal, hopes to meet Apple halfway

Apple offers royalty-free license to nano-SIM patents, a proposed standard backed by most European carriers

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Last week, the Financial Times reported that Apple is at loggerheads with Motorola Mobility, RIM and Nokia over a proposed standard called "nano-SIM", a further miniaturization of the smart cards now known as "micro-SIM" cards. SIM stands for "subscriber identify module". Nano-SIM cards would be thinner and considerably smaller than...
Apple offers royalty-free license to nano-SIM patents, a proposed standard backed by most European carriers
Nano-SIM war: here's what Apple and Nokia want to put in your next phone

Claimed SIM Tray for Next-Generation iPhone Points to Nano-SIM Standard

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In line with recent claims that European carriers have been stockpiling nano-SIMs with some carriers even working with Apple to test the new, smaller cards ahead of the next-generation iPhone launch, Nowhereelse.fr shares [Google translation] a set of comparison photos showing what is claimed to be a nano-SIM tray for...
Claimed SIM Tray for Next-Generation iPhone Points to Nano-SIM Standard

Apple gets serious about nano-SIMs, will offer royalty-free licenses to quell patent lawsuit concerns

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Apple’s upcoming showdown with Nokia, Motorola and RIM over proposals for the new 4FF (nano-SIM) standard have taken a new twist after it was revealed that the Cupertino-based technology giant sent a letter to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) offering royalty-free licenses for its nano-SIM standard. With other parties worried that Apple...
Apple gets serious about nano-SIMs, will offer royalty-free licenses to quell patent lawsuit concerns

Nokia to refuse licensing SIM patents if ETSI chooses Apple design

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Finnish handset maker Nokia has said that it will elect not to license essential SIM-related patents to a new nano-SIM standard if the European Telecommunications Standards Institute chooses Apple's design over its own....
Nokia to refuse licensing SIM patents if ETSI chooses Apple design
RIM, Motorola told Apple they could find a nano-SIM compromise: here it is

As 4G patent fight looms, Samsung has nearly twice as many LTE patents as Apple

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After the latest round in the Apple v. Samsung patent battle went to Apple, Samsung has said it is preparing to sue Apple as soon as it launches an LTE iPhone, which could arrive as early as this month. A new analysis shows that Samsung holds 819 patents for the...
As 4G patent fight looms, Samsung has nearly twice as many LTE patents as Apple

Apple goes to Euro telecom authority seeking FRAND clarity

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Apple approached the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) in November seeking clarification on what it says is a lack of "consistent policy" on how manufacturers can license and set royalty rates on patents used by mobile devices. The tech giant, which has been sued and is suing several companies worldwide...
Apple goes to Euro telecom authority seeking FRAND clarity
Apple fighting Motorola, Nokia, and RIM over nano-SIM standard
ETSI vote on nano-SIM standard postponed due to dispute between Apple and Nokia

Report: European carriers placing nano-SIM orders in anticipation of next-gen iPhone launch

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According to a report from Financial Times, carriers in Europe are stocking up on mini SIM cards designed for Apple’s next-generation iPhone in anticipation of the device’s expected October launch. In June, reports speculated that Apple’s nano-SIM design for the new 4FF standard was selected by the ETSI, while hands-on...
Report: European carriers placing nano-SIM orders in anticipation of next-gen iPhone launch

Nokia to Apple: don't cha wish your nano-SIM was hot like ours?

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Don't you hate it when the biggest wars can be started over the smallest things? This time around, we're referring to this in a very literal sense, as Apple has been putting the heat on (no, not that kind of heat) against an alliance formed by Nokia, Motorola and RIM...
Nokia to Apple: don't cha wish your nano-SIM was hot like ours?

Apple gets support from Cisco on need to curb FRAND abuse

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This is my fourth blog post today on a FRAND statement by a major tech company. In the first one, I published an Apple letter (dated November 11, 2011, but discovered only yesterday) to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), proposing a framework that would give meaning to FRAND. Microsoft...
Apple gets support from Cisco on need to curb FRAND abuse
Apple’s nano-SIM design modified to ease concerns, standard decision looms

Referendum nears for Apple’s nano-SIM aspirations

gigaom.com
Comparison of SIM card sizes by Giesecke & Devrient Earlier this year we covered the squabbling within the European telecom standards group over Apple’s potentially-not-so-innocent offer of handling and licensing the final design of future nano-SIM cards, the tiny SIM cards carriers put in cell phones. Some members of the...
Referendum nears for Apple’s nano-SIM aspirations

Apple nano-SIM prototype pictured ahead of ETSI decision

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Proposals for the future nano-SIM format were revealed on Monday, just days before the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is scheduled to vote on designs presented by Apple, Nokia and RIM....
Apple nano-SIM prototype pictured ahead of ETSI decision

Why does Apple care so much about SIM cards anyway?

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Comparison of SIM card sizes by Giesecke & Devrient Apple has reportedly offered its design for itsy bitsy SIM cards — known officially as nano-SIM — to other mobile device makers that are part of the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) without asking them to pay for it. There’s probably...
Why does Apple care so much about SIM cards anyway?

Europe Will Investigate Whether Motorola Uses Patents as Weapons

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Not quite two months after the European Commission approved Google's pending acquisition of smartphone maker Motorola Mobility (MMI) on the grounds that it would be pro-competitive and would not impact the patent market much, the lawmaking body announced it is opening up two parallel investigations of MMI's conduct. One will...
Europe Will Investigate Whether Motorola Uses Patents as Weapons
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