Friday, January 12, 2007

At Heart of Cisco's iPhone Trademark Lawsuit: A Desire for Open Standards - WSJ.com

The plot thickens... 

Cisco also disclosed that it had been asking Apple, in exchange for using the name, to help Cisco's product work together with Apple's. Mark Chandler, Cisco's general counsel, summed up its account of what happened in a blog posting Wednesday night: "What were the issues at the table that kept us from an agreement? Was it money? No. Was it a royalty on every Apple phone? No. Was it an exchange for Cisco products or services? No.

"Fundamentally we wanted an open approach. We hoped our products could interoperate in the future."

Source: At Heart of Cisco's iPhone Trademark Lawsuit: A Desire for Open Standards - WSJ.com

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