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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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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RE: You have an agenda to push
by kristoph on Sat 24th Sep 2011 16:51 in reply to "You have an agenda to push"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

Well, if you sue someone using a patent that's an offensive use of that patent (offensive as opposed to defensive, not as in 'I am offended').

Remember that a court does not care if you are being sued by the same party. It only cares about the issue at hand. The law is the law, you don't get a free pass because you want vengeance or whatever.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, if you sue someone using a patent that's an offensive use of that patent (offensive as opposed to defensive, not as in 'I am offended').


Nonsense. I guess you believe hitting someone who's attacking you is also offensive use of force?

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Remember that a court does not care if you are being sued by the same party.

Question is, is it the case in Netherlands... The legal system there might care about the litigation in general.

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