will the EU fine IDCC for not offering frand rates to huawei ?
Think about it..
IDCC offers the standards comittees ideas and patents, and gets them incorporated as essential.
IDCC's modus operandi is to let everyone use it, then gouge the larger players later, after they have invested billions in the technology.
So now, Huawei goes to the EU, saying it was begging IDCC to sign, but IDCC didnt offer FRAND rates.
Weeks ago, the FTC, Justice Dept, Pentent Office and president say they wont allow companies to ban imports.
today, the EU says its going to do the same thing, and FINE companies that don't license FRAND.
So IDCC could have accepted FRAND from Huawei well over a year ago.
Today, its looks like they get FRAND, minus humongous lawyers fees, minus possible fines totalling millions and millions from the EU. Plus the time lost, that IDCC could have been using the Huawei frand money, to produce more patents, or give to shareholders, or buy back more stock.
HOW STUPID WOULD THAT BE.
IDCC'S "PLAN" IS FALLING APART.
I'VE TOLD EVEREYONE HOW STUPID IT WAS, EVEN BEFROE THE FTC AND EU THREATS.
YET NOTHING HAS CHANGED.
DON'T WORRY, EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT.
Really...???...and what rate was "offered" by Huawei...???...2.5%...??? (like Noki asks)..
Tell us All exactly what % IS a FRAND rate...and what the base value is...(wholesale, retail,...???)
And btw...just Exactly what was the rate that IDCC was "demanding:...(you purport to know...???)...