EU to Charge Samsung For Breaking Antitrust Laws With Its Lawsuits Against Apple

Posted December 20, 2012 at 4:29pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6540 views

The European Commission will charge Samsung with violating competition rules by filing patent lawsuits against Apple based on standard essential patents, reports Reuters.

Competition Chief Joaquin Almunia said, "We will issue a statement of objections very soon."

This may be why Samsung withdrew its injunction requests against Apple for standards-essential patent infringement in Germany, the UK, France, Italy and the Netherlands on Tuesday.

In January the European Commission opened a formal investigation to assess whether Samsung Electronics has abusively, and in contravention of a commitment it gave to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), used certain of its standard essential patent rights to distort competition in European mobile device markets, in breach of EU antitrust rules.

Read More


Share
Add Comment
Follow iClarified
Bing for iPad Gets New Image, News, and Video Search Experiences, Refreshed UI, More
CNN App Now Lets You Watch CNN International Live
CNN has released an update to its iOS app tha...
Apple Banners Going Up Ahead of iPhone Event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium [Photos]
Apple May Have Acquired Real-Time Motion Capture Firm Faceshift
It appears that Apple may have acquired real-...
Apple to Launch 'Revamped iPad Keyboard', New Metal Finishes for Apple Watch?