Apple Agrees to License Motorola FRAND Patents in Germany
Apple has reportedly agreed to license Google/Motorola Mobility's FRAND patents in Germany, according to a FOSS Patents report.
In a filing made late on Monday (August 27, 2012) with the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, the Google subsidiary has now confirmed the recent conclusion of a standard-essential patent license agreement with Apple. Under the agreement, Apple is now licensed to use some if not all of Motorola's standard-essential patents in Germany, though the parties have not yet agreed on a FRAND royalty rate, which will ultimately have to be set by German courts unless they agree on a rate prior to its judicial determination.
Notably, this means that any further action against Apple would have to rely on non-standard-essential patents such as Motorola's push email patent.
Thus, Google (Motorola) will likely push for as high a royalty as possible; however, the limit will be 2.25%.
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