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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shotsman
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2005-07-22

I really hope that we might get to find out the terms offered under the FRAND to Apple. If Apple regarded them as UNFAIR then that might explain how we got to where we are now.

Until we know the real details of the terms offered (which might be redacted btw) all we can do is speculate on the outcome.

speculating about what might possibly have gone on,
If Samsung licensed the patents to another company for $0.50/unit but wanted Apple to pay $5.00 AND Apple found out about other deals done under REASONABLE terms, the might very well say nope, no deal. Put yourself in their shoes, what would be your reaction to that offer? Please try to put 'I'm an Apple Fanboi' or 'I hate Apple' to one side for a moment.
My guess is that because you know of the other deals you tell Samsung, 'Sorry, no deal'.

There are probably cases where the roles are reversed but this case and only this case is what will be considered by the judge. Given that knowledge, how would you decided if you were the judge?
End speculation.

Until we know the real facts we are all just speculating.

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