A new report from China reveals that anti-trust arm of China’s Ministry of Commerce held a seminar to hear the Nokia-Microsoft case on 3rd of March. Local handset makers have yet again urged to set limitations on Nokia’s licensing rate and FRAND use to avoid royalties wherever possible. These manufacturers also have asked Ministry to contain Microsoft from charging high Android licensing fees.
21st century business Herald reporter was informed that on March 3, the Chinese anti-trust authorities for Microsoft to buy Nokia’s review of the case, held a seminar, participants included local Chinese mobile phone companies in the industry, as well as relevant experts and professional associations.
Participants in China’s mobile phone industry voiced many demands which core includes, first, the Nokia license rates and conditions of FRAND, bans use of additional restrictions to avoid unreasonable use of patents and patent the assignee and, secondly, additional restrictions against Microsoft, calling Microsoft for Android licensing fees and ban on the use of patents has qualified.
We have earlier reported about local vendors raising their concern over the deal. Recently even Google and Samsung piggybacked on the local manufacturers in registering their concerns over the high licensing-fee concerns post the deal-closure.
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