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China: InterDigital vows FRAND practices to end probe

 |  February 23, 2014

US wireless technologies firm InterDigitial has reportedly offered to charge non-discriminatory royalties to Chinese companies to license its technology in efforts to suspend China’s antitrust probe into the company.

InterDigitial filed to suspend China’s National Development and Reform Commission’s investigation into InterDigitial following allegations that the US vendor is abusing its dominant market position by charging unfair royalties to Chinese firms for licensing its wireless network and product patents.

The company was alleged to have charged up to one-hundred times higher fees to Chinese companies than to Apple.

Now, reports say the company has vowed to license those patents on terms known as FRAND, or fair, reasonable and non-discriminator.

Full Content: ZDNet

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