Samsung will seek compensation from Apple following 3G patent ruling
Samsung will seek damages from Apple after a ruling yesterday in The Hague stating that Apple had infringed on a 3G patent. The Dutch court ruled in favor of Samsung, stating that Apple must pay compensation for infringing European patent EP1188269.
Previously, Samsung had unsuccessfully attempted to ban sales of iPhones and iPads in Europe based on four patents that are essential to implementation of 3G. The court ruled that the technology in question is subject to "fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (FRAND)" licensing, so Samsung was not entitled to ask for a ban on sales of the infringing Apple devices. Those devices include the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4, as well as the iPad 1 and 2.
The ruling of the court means that Apple will need to pay damages to Samsung for these devices, which use baseband chips manufactured by companies other than Qualcomm.
Apple will need to pay damages to Samsung for these devices, which use baseband chips manufactured by companies other than Qualcomm
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