Lawsuits Against Apple: Take that Samsung, The EU isn’t After Apple

In 2011, Samsung sought injunctive relief in various Member States’ courts against competing mobile device makers based on alleged infringements of certain of its patent rights which it has declared essential to implement European mobile telephony standards. The Commission will investigate, in particular, whether in doing so Samsung has failed to honour its irrevocable commitment given in 1998 to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to license any standard essential patents relating to European mobile telephony standards on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. The Commission will examine whether such behaviour amounts to an abuse of a dominant position prohibited by Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU)” European Commission.

Even though Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung continue to trade blows in the courtroom, both companies have legal issues well beyond that.

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For more background information on the legal battle between the two tech titans, read these articles:

Samsung Backs Off Apple Inc., But Just a Little Bit

Judge Denies Apple Inc. Injunction, No Better Luck for Samsung

Apple Inc., Samsung Still Fighting it out in Court