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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RE: Comment by Laurence
by Nelson on Fri 21st Dec 2012 06:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
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It is much more than "Generic shapes and actions". Trade dress is something that is more or less simple to deal with.

It is a combination of the simplistic characteristics that you and many others like to harp on about.

Samsung is free to counter sue, just not with FRAND patents. If Samsung doesn't have much else to use, then they are nothing but a paper tiger and likely should take a license from Apple.

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