EU planning anti-trust case against Samsung; Apple appeals Koh's ruling on a sales ban
0. phoneArena 21 Dec 2012, 03:06 posted on
Samsung's stock has taken its worst tumble in four month in Seoul after the EU said that it was preparing an anti-trust suit against the Korean based manufacturer for failing to license its standards-essential patents at a fair and reasonable price to competitors; at the same time, Apple announced that it would appeal Judge Lucy Koh's recent ruling not to award the company a permanent sales ban on some Samsung devices...
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5. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
More like take a dive into the pacific EU!
2. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
EU has always been strange at decision making. But anyway with Apple money, EU can pay its debt.
3. reyenrique (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)
l agree... take a long walk EU BUT A LONG WALK OK
4. joey_sfb (Posts: 2780; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Anyone surprised that apple is appealing even when their core patents has just been invalidated? Bring it on, life would be boring without apple constant stream of negative publicity.
6. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
I think EU may be right here.....not totally sure but well see how it goes
7. ryq24 (Posts: 479; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
samsung have been caught before in lcd screen price fixing. so this is not a surprise. they have so much cash right now they can afford to pay all the fines that are or will be impose against them.
8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
while that may be true, i dont think its about whether they can "cover" they're dirt because they have the cash to do so........but more so about justice being served to even the "smallest" of errors.... because if you let the small things go then you will allow people to feel as if they can get away with big things as well
9. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
I don't understand why they're not going after Apple!
11. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
EU went against M$'s Internet Explorer to give a push to dying Opera. So who knows this could just be something with Nokia in mind ... conspiracy theory :D
12. roscuthiii (Posts: 1786; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Hadn't even thought of that... I could see the EU cater to Nokia the same way the US caters to Apple, and South Korea caters to Samsung.
I do think Samsung screwed up and overstepped their bounds, but that's a conspiracy theory banner that just might have a pole with a good foundation.
13. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
So, Samsung drop their attempt to ban Apple products, and Apple respond by putting their attempts at banning Samsung products into overdrive.