Vice, on 11 September 2012 - 11:46, said:
Before people reply saying they won't win because of FRAND. Look at this part of the article right at the bottom:
This means HTC and Samsung who both have patents pertaining to the LTE technology definitely have a case. For Apple to win they would need to either set a precedent that these patents are essential to a new emerging standard there by defining LTE as being covered by FRAND which it currently is not or they would have to make their case that they haven't infringed on Samsung or HTC's patents which could be impossible.
In my mind I think Apple will try to make the case that LTE is a standard and should be covered under FRAND but there is no telling if they would win that argument.
3GPP considers all of their specs to require FRAND licensing
... LTE was standardized
by the 3GPP... I'm sure that would be a basic requirement as you can't have a standard that can't be licensed and used in the marketplace (that is a proprietary technology, not a standard).
FRAND definitely applies here and if it doesn't we'll end up seeing some major reshaping in the mobile phone world. I'm sure wireless carriers wouldn't be to happy if they couldn't reap the rewards of rolling out LTE networks.