Parents quickly learn that mediating every disagreement between their children is an endless and non-productive activity. Requiring their children to work things out among themselves is a much more sustainable approach. It sounds like perhaps the EU has decided to apply some common sense parenting skills to address the patent squabbling between high technology companies.
@wirelessEng1, patents are good, patent wars are not.
The FRAND terms apply only to the "Essential" patents covering basic tachnology necessary for the smartphones to work, not to specific features such as fingerprint sensons and display technology.
What Motorola and Smasung were doing is using the SEP patents they hold to stop Apple from selling some products in Europe. Those petents were declared essential by the ETSI several years ago, with the agreement of the patent holders.
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