Earlier this year, Apple, which acquired most of Intel’s smartphone modem business, including many phone patents, now shares a letter on its website reiterating its position on the fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms of basic standard patents,media reported.
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Apple says it values intellectual property, recognizes the important role of setting industry standards and says its engineers are involved in more than 100 standard-setting organizations.
In addition, Apple added that it had long sought to strike a balance between standardised commitments and risk and was committed to licensing its own basic patent for its own standard son , based on FRAND clauses.
Apple believes that the owner of the standard basic patent shall license all licensed stakeholders under frAND terms, and that licensee should not be forced to bundle or combine licenses as part of the agreement. In addition, there should be an objective and reasonable royalties and the reforest of all standard basic patents.
It is understood that after reaching an agreement with Intel, Apple said it would hold more than 17,000 wireless technology patents ranging from cellular standard protocols to modem architectures and modem operations. Apple is widely expected to release its first 5G iPhone with qualcomm modems by 2020.