Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Nov 2011 20:07 UTC
Legal Almost two weeks ago, the European Union announced that it had started a preliminary investigation into the use of standards-essential patents in all the legal cases between Apple and Samsung. Everybody assumed this was a response to an official complaint by Apple, but the EU has now clarified that it started the investigation on its own accord. In related news, Samsung has circumvented Apple's injunction in Germany by slightly altering the design of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 - the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N is now, once again, for sale in Deutschland.
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EU to the rescue!
by Adurbe on Wed 16th Nov 2011 21:57 UTC
Adurbe
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2005-07-06

I am Really happy the EU are looking into this. Its something that no individual gov would 'bother with' in their parliaments

My only concern is the EU isnt renowned for being speedy in such cases..

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RE: EU to the rescue!
by TechGeek on Thu 17th Nov 2011 01:00 UTC in reply to "EU to the rescue!"
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2006-01-14

they aren't the fastest, but their penalties actually sting unlike our wussie DOJ.

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RE[2]: EU to the rescue!
by zima on Sat 19th Nov 2011 00:30 UTC in reply to "RE: EU to the rescue!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Which would actually seem like a reasonable compromise (DOJ also being rather slow anyway); haste is, really, inappropriate with really stinging penalties.

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Australia Court To Hear Samsung-Apple Case
by rosepoul on Thu 17th Nov 2011 06:17 UTC
rosepoul
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2011-11-17

Samsung has sought to block sales of Appleā€™s latest iPhone 4S, which went on sale in early October, by filing preliminary sales injunction requests in four countries including Australia.http://www.newaustralianews.com/News-2420039/Australia-Court-To-Hea...

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Free will?
by Carewolf on Thu 17th Nov 2011 07:44 UTC
Carewolf
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2005-09-08

Would it also count as "on their own accord", if was started by Apple fans?

Do brain-washed consumers even have free will?

I kid, I kid... But, does government officials?

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Wait, what?
by zima on Sat 19th Nov 2011 00:31 UTC
zima
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2005-07-06

No flamewar in this thread? What happened?

PS. NVM slight design changes of "German" Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N, what I would really love is some flick at Apple and the whole situation - like say, shipping them is grey cardboard boxes, with some vague image on the front covered by black "CENSORED" rectangle; maybe also, on the back, drawings of several tablets in various shapes (square, pentagon, circle, star, hexagon, you get the idea) with "this is not how this products looks like" caption ;p
(yeah, would be probably ultimately worse for business; but more amusing)

Edited 2011-11-19 00:39 UTC

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