Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Dec 2012 23:11 UTC, submitted by someone
Legal "Samsung's move to drop all requests for injunctions against Apple in Europe may not be enough to escape sanctions from the European Commission over the alleged abuse of its standards essential patents. EC Vice President Joaquin Almunia said during a press conference on Thursday in Brussels that his office will continue with its investigation against Samsung and will release a 'statement of objections' within the coming weeks."
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The hypocrisy of the European Commission
by ozonehole on Fri 21st Dec 2012 00:54 UTC
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Could this situation be any more unreal? Apple starts all these dubious legal shenanigans, and Samsung is under investigation by the EC for trying to defend itself by using patents.

The biggest hypocrisy rests with the EC, which has pushed hard for software patents, and was only stopped by the European Parliament.

Maybe it is time to do away with the EC. This corrupt unelected body of bureaucrats routinely overrides the national interest of individual countries in the EU. The EC does nothing but create chaos that the courts and EP have to clean up. Is the EC good for anything?

Edited 2012-12-21 00:56 UTC

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