European Union Launches Investigation On Samsung Over Mobile Patents

Posted on Jan 31 2012 - 12:31pm by Editorial Staff

Samsung’s European legal battle don’t seems to be ending anytime soon as it looks alike – as today European Unionformally” launched an investigation that whether the South Korean Electronics giant is breaching the antitrust rules in its legal battles against Apple – its rival.

Samsung pledged in 1998 to license its patents to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. The world’s top maker of smartphones is involved in many patent battles with Apple in almost ten countries.

“The (European) Commission will investigate, in particular, whether in doing so (seeking injunctions on patent infringements in 2011) Samsung has failed to honor its irrevocable commitment given in 1998 to the European Telecommunications Standards,” the EU executive said.

No further update or any date or duration mentioned that investigation may take – but we’ll make sure I2Mag will keep you updated on the same.

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