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European Regulators Hit Samsung with Abuse Charges

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Dec 21, 2012, 12:35 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

The European Commission today formally charged Samsung with abusing its standard essential patents to wrangle more favorable licensing terms and/or block its competitors from importing products. "Intellectual property rights are an important cornerstone of the single market," said EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia. "However, such rights should not be misused when they are essential to implement industry standards, which bring huge benefits to businesses and consumers alike." Samsung has yet to respond to the formal charges, though earlier this week it did drop its attempt to ban Apple products across the EU.

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bluecoyote

Dec 21, 2012, 2:01 PM

Funny

Less educated people here are quick to accuse Apple of abusing patents, but it is funny to see who the real abusers of patents are!
Yes, Apple and Samsung. Quit being annoying for a change.
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"Less educated" people support a company with an inferior, dated operating system and suicide nets on their buildings.... Cool
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bluecoyote said:
Less educated people here are quick to accuse Apple of abusing patents, but it is funny to see who the real abusers of patents are!


You're right, we do see who it is.

Apple.
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Company A tries to gain advantage over Company B

Company B is just as bad if not worse than Company A

fans of both companies sling mud at each other in an endless loop trying to gain some imagined moral high ground in an immitation of both Compa...
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