Apple and Google are reportedly looking at arbitration for their mobile patent conflicts. The companies are considering trading proposals on a licensing agreement over essential smartphone technologies.
âWe have long sought a path to resolving patent issues and we welcome the chance to build on the constructive dialogue between our companies,â Google General Counsel Kent Walker said in a filed letter to Apple. âWhile we prefer to seek a framework for a global (rather than piecemeal) resolution that addresses all of our patent disputes, we are committed to reaching agreement on a license for our respective standard-essential patents.â
âApple’s goal has always been to find a mutual and transparent process to resolve this dispute on terms that are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory without the threat or taint of exclusionary remedies,â Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell said in a letter to Google.