Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros
The problem is Motorola is in a cross-licensing pact with others (Nokia, Samsung, LG, etc.) so I don't think they really licensed those patents for a monetary price; it was more of a "license us your patents, we'll license you ours" agreement. Apple refuses to cross license anything, yet they feel it is wrong for other companies to not do so and withhold technology from Apple (or charge to license them to Apple).
Hypocrisy at its best:
Apple demanding $30 per smartphone, $40 per tablet.
They're complaining about $2.25?
It's gotten pathetic already. No, it's been pathetic...
Yeah, I'd make a law that said that technology would only be license-able if both parts started a cross-license agreement. If there were no licenses to be cross-licensed then yes, money could be exchanged.
Still, people believes that Apple is good... when all the evidence suggests that...
-They stifle competition as much as they can.
-They are as greedy as possible.
-They push every hole there is in the law.
-They are hypocrites in every regard: they don't want to license their technology yet demand that others technology is almost free to use.
All this reasons plus the fact that I hate itunes with passion is all I need not to buy any Apple or apple-related product in the next 10 years (provided they change a lot of things, both product and politics wise).
Apple, burn please... oh, no, you are already burning, poor stock quote