Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Feb 2012 14:37 UTC
Legal "Samsung, in its first acknowledgment of the European Commission's antitrust investigation of its patent licensing practices, Friday said it believed the commission would ultimately conclude the company complies with the rules. The investigation arose out of Samsung's dispute with Apple over trademarks and patents that cover smartphones and tablet computers."
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Samsung Europe
by fran on Sat 4th Feb 2012 15:52 UTC
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

Apple bitch slaps Samsung.
Samsung slaps back
Now it has to go stand in the corner.

It's funny the way Samsung is treated in Europe, since it's a much bigger employer in Europe than Apple.
Multiple factories in mainly central Europe, with many Europeans employed. Not just reselling, but actual manufacturing jobs.

By the way, congratulations Samsung. It has just became of the most prolific patent registrations in the US. Won 4,894 US patents in 2011. Only IBM was first with 6,180 patents.
When in Rome.

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RE: Samsung Europe
by kristoph on Sat 4th Feb 2012 16:54 in reply to "Samsung Europe"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

It's so lame how fanboi's always cry foul when their favorite company is taken to task by a court of law.

The EU is just following it's rules. It would follow those same rules irrespective of whether the company is Samsung or Apple or Microsoft or whatever.

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RE[2]: Samsung Europe
by fran on Sat 4th Feb 2012 17:20 in reply to "RE: Samsung Europe"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

It's so lame how fanboi's always cry foul when their favorite company is taken to task by a court of law.

The EU is just following it's rules. It would follow those same rules irrespective of whether the company is Samsung or Apple or Microsoft or whatever.


says the Apple fanboy

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RE: Samsung Europe
by mkone on Sat 4th Feb 2012 18:28 in reply to "Samsung Europe"
mkone Member since:
2006-03-14

So, should companies be exempt from the law because they employ lots of people?

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RE[2]: Samsung Europe
by fran on Sat 4th Feb 2012 19:26 in reply to "RE: Samsung Europe"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

No. I probably should have left out that paragraph.
I do however firmly believe from recent events that Samsung is being treated unfairly in some European countries.

The European court think Samsung is not giving other companies fair access to it's patents including 3G wireless technologies.
Now I am not debating the legality of above. If it is true it is wrong.
I am talking about what I think is double standards.
The Samsung's galaxy 10.1 is banned from Germany for it being square. For me a tablet being square is a key hallmark of tablet computers. Why should the company trying to prevent companies from using this "IP" not be investigated for the same charge. Is this not also hindering competition?

I'm not a brand fanboy. I don't even own a Samsung phone.

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