Samsung Wins 3G Patent Lawsuit Against Apple In the Netherlands
Samsung and Apple are engaged in a number of different court case around the world, and now Samsung has just won a case in the Netherlands against Apple relating to 3G patents which are associated with its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.
The very same tablet that Apple managed to get banned for sale in Germany, Samsung eventually released the tablet after making some modifications, and now a court in the Hague has found that Apple has infringed on one of four patents relating to 3G and the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Samsung has now released a statement, which you can see below, and it looks like they will be going after Apple for compensation relating to the patents that Apple have been found to infringe on.
Samsung welcomes the decision of the court in The Hague, which again confirms that Apple makes free use of our technological innovations. In accordance with this statement, we recover adequate damages that Apple and its products have caused. For decades, Samsung has invested heavily as a pioneer in the development of technological innovations for the control of advanced devices, including innovations that are widely adopted by other manufacturers of mobile devices. We continue to defend our innovations and protecting our intellectual property rights for Apple to stop free use of our technology.
Samsung will not be able to get any of Apple’s products banned with the patent ruling, as the patent in question is registered under FRAND, but they will be able to seek either damages or a fair license agreement with Apple.
Samsung have yet to reveal whether they will be seeking financial damages against Apple, they could use this ruling as some sort of bargaining tool.
Source The Next Web