Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 22:27 UTC
Legal "Samsung made comments early Friday about going on the offensive with its ongoing patent dispute with Apple, and it appears to be putting its money (and its lawyers) where its mouth is. The Korean company just filed a complaint with The Hague, seeking a ban on all sales of Apple's smartphones and tablets due to alleged infringement of four of its wireless mobile technology patents. Dutch site Webwereld.nl has the details of the new complaint filed with The Hague, which relates specifically to 3G mobile networking technologies, as well as technologies governing the transfer rate of data to mobile devices over a cellular network. Samsung's complaint covers Apple itself, as well as five other private companies that manage Apple's sales and distribution channels in the Netherlands." I'll be following the Twitter feeds from The Hague closely coming Monday when the meeting about possible FRAND licensing takes place. Let's hope Samsung manages to pull an injunction out of all this.
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yanik
Member since:
2005-07-13

As desperate as what Apple has been doing to Samsung and other Android manufacturer lately, right?

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kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

It's certainly lame all around.

I am just saying that trying to use FRAND patents in an offensive manner suggests that this is Samsung's only option.

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skandalfo Member since:
2010-04-07

I am just saying that trying to use FRAND patents in an offensive manner suggests that this is Samsung's only option.


Since when fighting back after a previous aggression is offensive?

Your assessment of this seems to be way slanted, sir...

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Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

I am just saying that trying to use FRAND patents in an offensive manner suggests that this is Samsung's only option.


If a company isn’t paying to licence a patent, I don’t see how thats fair and reasonable either. If Apple wont enter an agreement to honour FRAND terms, then yes, litigation is Samsungs only option ‐ it just is not offensive as you would claim. From the proceedings today:‐

Samsung: We want you to licence this from us, here are our terms.

Apple: We (a) don’t infringe (b) use some components from Intel and Infineon so we believe we are covered (c) do not wish to pay

Samsung: (a) you do (b) for some of many components you use (c) ha

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glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

In the US case Verizon has filed a motion for leave to file an amicus curiae brief:

http://www.groklaw.net/pdf3/ApplevSamsung-256.pdf

And here is the amicus brief itself:

http://www.groklaw.net/pdf3/ApplevSamsung-257.pdf

Verizon comes down on Samsung's side of things as well as invoking the notion of harm to the phone buying and using members of the public.

Verizon Wireless respectfully requests leave to file this brief to inform the Court of public interest considerations implicated by Apple’s preliminary injunction motion on its utility patent.[2]
The requested injunction of certain Samsung products will harm Verizon Wireless and U.S. consumers. It also has the possibility of slowing the deployment of next-generation networks – such as Verizon Wireless’s – contrary to the stated goals of the U.S. government. [3]

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Yep, I'm working at the moment (no weekend for me), but later today I'll write about this (or possibly tomorrow if I'm too tired today).

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