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 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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RE[6]: You have an agenda to push
by Morty on Sun 25th Sep 2011 10:56 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: You have an agenda to push"
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So this court case will hinge largely upon what FRAND means and if Samsung is obligated to license FRAND patents under 'fair and reasonable' terms irrespective of their relationship with the licensor.

You sum it up nicely, but you look at it from the totally wrong end. The Apple ligation against Samsung is irrelevant for this case.

This case is simply about Apple shipping product for years without a valid license. A ban on those infringing Apple products is quite fair. They have had the chance for years to get the licensing in order. After-all if those patents had not been FRAND, common practice would also have Apple pay rather hefty damages for those already shipped devices.

Edited 2011-09-25 11:03 UTC

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