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 kristoph on Fri 21st Dec 2012 17:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
kristoph
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It's pretty basic.

Apple has design patents which can be reasonably easily avoided (look at Nokia, they have no problems) so the EU has no objections to it's actions.

Samsung is asserting patents which prevent the sale of ANY mobile device and that has huge implications on the market and so the EU has objections to it's actions.

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