Motorola Demands 2.25% Of Apple’s Sales For Licensing Patents
The courtroom battle between Motorola and Apple is far from being over and Motorola scored a recent victory when a German court granted an injunction against Apple’s iCloud and the predecessor, MobileMe.
Apparently, Motorola is looking to get 2.25% out of Apple’s sales — Florian Mueller believes after looking at recently uncovered documents — in return for licensing FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms) patents. Apple is currently battling to use the Qualcomm-Motorola license agreement in its own defense in order to show the court that the patent has been exhausted (which means Apple couldn’t be sued because Qualcomm, its supplier, already has a license) as well as to disclose terms of the agreement (in order to show that the amount requested, 2.25%, is exaggerated).
Apple’s is also asking for documents containing agreements between Motorola and other manufacturers, such as Nokia, LG, HTC and Ericsson. The iPhone-maker is hoping to use these agreements in order to show the court that the 2.25% requested by Motorola is exaggerated — contrary to the fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms (FRAND) concept — and exceeds the amount agreed upon with the other OEMs.
Source: FOSS Patents