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Commission probes Motorola Mobility’s licensing of standard essential patents

 |  April 3, 2012

Prompted by complaints made by Apple and Microsoft, the European Commission has launched two probes into Motorola Mobility’s possible Article 102 TFEU abuses of market dominance:

(1) The first investigation is to determine whether Motorola failed to honor its commitments to license standard essential patents under FRAND terms. Motorola had made FRAND (fair reasonable and non-discriminatory) commitments to standard setting organizations for 2G, 3G, H.264 video compression, and WLAN (wireless local area network) standards.

(2) The second investigation will look into Motorola’s licensing conditions for its standard essential patents.

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