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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

Crypto crack makes satellite phones vulnerable to eavesdropping

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Cryptographers have cracked the encryption schemes used in a variety of satellite phones, a feat that makes it possible for attackers to surreptitiously monitor data received by vulnerable devices. The research team, from the University of Ruhr in Bochum, Germany, is among the first to analyze the secret encryption...
Crypto crack makes satellite phones vulnerable to eavesdropping

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
Chutzpah: Google also wants 2.25% of every iPhone sale

Google Wants Huge Royalties Every Time Apple Sells An iPhone (GOOG, AAPL)

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As Google is set to acquire Motorola and the company's 17,000 patents, it's planning on asking for the same 2.25% maximum royalty per unit that Motorola is already demanding for every iPhone sold, reports Philip Elmer-DeWitt of CNN. Apple obviously takes issue with this, and so does entrepreneur and lobbyist...
Google Wants Huge Royalties Every Time Apple Sells An iPhone (GOOG, AAPL)

Apple pressuring regulators to set FRAND licensing rules

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In what perhaps some could label a move out of desperation, Apple issued a letter to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute asking the body to establish consistent royalty fees for patents deemed essential to wireless standards, reports the Wall Street Journal. The body has a role in setting the standards...
Apple pressuring regulators to set FRAND licensing rules

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)

Apple asks for rules to govern patent licensing on mobile devices

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The iPhone maker says that the mobile industry lacks "consistent adherence to Frand principles" and wants the European Telecommunications Standards Institute to step in....
Apple asks for rules to govern patent licensing on mobile devices

Google Confirms Motorola Licensees Pay 2.25% Per-Unit Royalties

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If all goes according to plan, the same company which last year asserted that patents were essentially legal weapons in an unfair war against the Android operating system, will find itself the owner of one of the largest technology portfolios anywhere in the world. Today, Google took steps to assure...
Google Confirms Motorola Licensees Pay 2.25% Per-Unit Royalties

Apple Asked Standards Body to Set Rules for Essential Patents

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Apple Inc. has asked a telecommunications standards body to set basic principles governing how member companies license their patents, an increasingly contentious topic for rivals in the smartphone industry. In a letter to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, Apple said the telecommunications industry lacks consistent licensing schemes for the many...
Apple Asked Standards Body to Set Rules for Essential Patents

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

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”

20M Users Strong, Lookout Partners With Deutsche Telekom To Bring Mobile Security Apps To Europe

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Lookout, a company that offers security services for a number of smartphone platforms, is continuing its international expansion to Europe with a strategic partnership with European telecommunications giant. Deutsche Telekom. Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed. For background, Lookout’s web-based, cloud-connected applications for Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and...
20M Users Strong, Lookout Partners With Deutsche Telekom To Bring Mobile Security Apps To Europe

Newly-discovered Apple letter to wireless standards body proposed solution to rampant FRAND abuse

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The Wall Street Journal reports today that an Apple letter "dated Nov. 11 but not previously disclosed", proposed to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to set basic rules for FRAND licensing of standard-essential patents. I have obtained a copy of the letter (as always, I protect my sources). Here's...
Newly-discovered Apple letter to wireless standards body proposed solution to rampant FRAND abuse
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

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

Apple: We'll hand out nano-SIM for free--on one condition

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The company has reportedly sent a letter to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute offering to hand over its nano-SIM technology at no cost. [Read more]...
Apple: We'll hand out nano-SIM for free--on one condition
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 asks ETSI standards body to set rules for standards essential patents

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Apple addressed the European Telecommunications Standards Institute in November, asking the organization to set clear polices governing how its member companies license their patents....
Apple asks ETSI standards body to set rules for standards essential patents

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

Apple granted Nano SIM-related patent that Nokia is “not aware” of

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Once again, the Finnish cell phone giant Nokia is opposing Apple’s proposal for a new requirement related to the emerging Nano SIM card standard, dated back to 2011. According to a rumor yesterday, Apple wants to license its version of the Nano SIM to others royalty-free in exchange for any...
Apple granted Nano SIM-related patent that Nokia is “not aware” of

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

Lookout inks deal with Deutsche Telekom

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Consumer security, app distribution, and technology incubation are the driving forces behind a new team-up between European telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom and Lookout Mobile Security. [Read more]...
Lookout inks deal with Deutsche Telekom

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

SIM card maker: Apple's design won standards effort

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The European Telecommunications Standards Institute had earlier settled on the design for new SIM card, but didn't say whose design won. Now, at last, we know. [Read more]...
SIM card maker: Apple's design won standards effort
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