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  • EU Going After Samsung on Antitrust


    This certainly isn't something Samsung wanted to find beneath its tree in time for Christmas.

    Nonetheless, the European Union is delivering formal charges against the tech giant over claims that the company violated antitrust regulations when it pursued legal action against Apple relating to intellectual property.

    EU regulators are poised to accuse Samsung of breaking competition rules in filing patent lawsuits against rival Apple, in the EU's first formal challenge to the consumer electronic industry's patent wars.
    “We will adopt a statement of objections very soon. I don’t know if before the end of this year or the beginning of next year because we are in the last step of our internal procedures,” says Joaquin Almunia, the European Union’s antitrust chief.

    In case you haven't already noticed, patent-related lawsuits are a big deal in Europe. Why? Because they can easily lead to a situation in which particular products are banned from shelves in the region. Earlier this week, however, Samsung confirmed that it will no longer seek to have various Apple products banned in Britain, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

    Source: Reuters
    This article was originally published in forum thread: EU Going After Samsung on Antitrust started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      At least somewhere in the world patents are taken seriously...
    1. cgfusion's Avatar
      cgfusion -
      Why do you think they dropped their law bogus lawsuits against Apple, because "those who live in glass houses" Time for Samsung to get what they deserve.
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Quote Originally Posted by cgfusion View Post
      Why do you think they dropped their law bogus lawsuits against Apple, because "those who live in glass houses" Time for Samsung to get what they deserve.
      What if the glass is bullet proof?
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Quote Originally Posted by Norb View Post
      At least somewhere in the world patents are taken seriously...
      Why would you think that?? Cause apple should have the same fate!
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      apple sues Samsung and products get banned and Samsung gets fined. Samsung sues apple and Samsung gets investigated for Anti-trust violations???!?!?!?
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      Quote Originally Posted by scroogelives View Post
      Why would you think that?? Cause apple should have the same fate!
      I'm not implying anything about samsung, just the us patent system. relax...