Companies that want to use standard
are patented reasonably will
approach the holders of that IP and
negotiate a license
Bolding mine. Yuppers, I agree... Most
companies will do just that.
However, as we saw in the one Apple Lawsuit
where Apple actually told the Judge (my paraphrasing):
If you don't decide
on the royalty we want, we will not abide by your ruling!
certainly did not want to reasonably negotiate. They wanted to dictate:
lay down authoritatively: "attempts to dictate policy"
My humble opinion
based on what occurred.
What's sad is that this whole question of what to
do about SEP's and whether or not SEP holders should be able to ask for products
to be halted have stemmed from that very same extreme situation.
it not possible for the FTC to realize the only problem is that Apple does not
actually want to negotiate but only dictate?
By Apple's very own
Apple does not want to pay a penny for others SEPs!
caught and actually forced to pay (the nerve), Apple wants an official body to
declare that Apple only needs to pay what Apple is willing to pay!
about an Ego where the entity believes they are above the Law.
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