Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Feb 2012 21:39 UTC, submitted by rhavyn
Legal "The European Commission has 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. The opening of proceedings means that the Commission will examine the case as a matter of priority. It does not prejudge the outcome of the investigation." Maybe Samsung should've added '...with rounded corners' to their patent applications.
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by kristoph on Wed 1st Feb 2012 21:51 UTC
kristoph
Member since:
2006-01-01

You should have mentioned that this case is essentially all about Samsung's attempt to restrict Apple products from the European market by using FRAND patents.

Samsung actions are clearly not something the EU (or anyone else) can allow.

Sure, you might have righteous rage against Apple or whatever but if Samsung got away with this they could use it pretty much against everyone else.

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RE: FRAND
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 1st Feb 2012 21:53 UTC in reply to "FRAND"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You should have mentioned that this case is essentially all about Samsung's attempt to restrict Apple products from the European market by using FRAND patents.


Hence the 'standards essential'.

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by avgalen on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 07:27 UTC in reply to "RE: FRAND"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

When you say "rounded corners", everyone here knows what you are talking about.

When you say "standard essentials" it isn't clear at all. You should have used FRAND

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RE[3]: FRAND
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 11:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: FRAND"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

When you say "standard essentials" it isn't clear at all. You should have used FRAND


You do realise it's just a copy/paste from the officiall EC press release, right?

Go whine with them.

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by brichpmr on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 18:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: FRAND"