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Why CFOs should watch Apple, Google ... and FRANDs

Jonny Evans | Feb. 9, 2012
What's in a FRAND? Everything, it turns out, as the increasingly bitter smartphone wars reveal that -- when it comes to patented technologies used within industry standards -- not everyone is playing according to the rules.

CFOs in other industries need to take notice of this conflict. A commitment to transparent FRAND licensing should be good for everyone, and those who are attempting to use their FRAND IP as an anti-competitive tool are consolidating a system that could arguably threaten your business, just as much as it threatens Apple.

 

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