Samsung scores a 3G patent litigation win against Apple, will seek compensation

Samsung scores a 3G patent litigation win against Apple, will seek compensation
After Apple waged its patent war against it, Samsung's lawyers advised the Koreans to counterattack with whatever mobile-related patents they have in their quiver. 

Samsung picked 3G-related patents that could potentially ban the sales of some of Apple's iPhones and iPads, so it can have some leverage in the case Cupertino is waging against it.

Well, Samsung's 3G IP is licensed under the FRAND standard, which precludes a ban from happening, but the court in The Hague did indeed rule that Apple's iPhones and iPads, save for their newest versions, are infringing on Samsung's intellectual property.
Samsung says it will now seek compensation from Apple for the violation of patent EP1188269, or, alternatively, this gives boosts up its negotiating power in the ongoing patent skirmish between the two mobile giants, which have 50% of the lucrative smartphone market between them, and 90% of the profits.

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99 Comments

1. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

it may be not much of a compensation if under FRAND. like chump change for apple

4. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

iDisAgree, given all of the iDevice users on 3G iDevices over the past 4 years these 'adequate damages' will be iNcAlculAble. Perhaps in the triLLiOns.

5. RoundBallmer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Who are you kidding?

14. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Chump change for both Samsung and Apple. Remember Samsung Electronics is just one subsidiary of Samsung, comprising of more than 80 companies. Look at the financial reports. Samsung is 3 times that of Apple; revenue, assets, equity, profit.

2. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Still...Eat it, Apple. how does your own medicine taste???

7. RoundBallmer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Its just a piece of cake.

98. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yeah, eating others patents will be like cake only. yum yum!!

8. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

It's under FRAND -- Apple has been complaining Samsung and Moto wants a king's ransom, which is against the FRAND standard. Also, Apple does not sue under FRAND patents.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And apparently the court disagrees. Samsung was not asking too much, Apple just didn't want to pay. Typical Cupertino move. Apple does not sue over FRAND, they sue over basic geometric shapes and "zero length swipes."

21. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

How said that you may actually believe that

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

better than believing anything that comes out of your troll mouth

27. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

You are such an .

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

which is worse.. suing for a patent, or suing for a napkin with a rectangle on it?

41. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Again said if you really believe that. The courts agreed with Apple.

55. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

And OJ Simpson is an innocent man. You are such an _________.

52. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Samsung can now be happy finally.

53. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

That mean you are saying Samsung can not design a rectangle napkin without copying others napkin design?

28. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I was going to post this. :P

3. RoundBallmer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

LOL? Apple making use of Samsung's innovation? Samsung copies Apple rather, FRAND patent is just minor where Samsung can throw in anything while the standard is bring created without any innovation. Samsung can at most get just 5 million dollars off this patent. still way lesser than what they pay for their lawyers. Serve Samsung right for not admitting to copycat.

10. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Jealous much? We are always told how "apple doesn't steal, they just innovate". Yet, somehow they have managed to infringe on both Moto and Sammy FRAND patents. Keeping in mind that it IS APPLE that started all of these lawsuits to begin with, not to mention they have tried the hardest to get their competition banned from sale. So please give us all a break.

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

the ones that have told you that Apple doesnt steal is the fandroids being sarcastic.. wow..cant tell when sarcasm is used.. huh?

15. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

At least Samsung's patents are something that involves real science and technology; which of its concepts can be measured, quantified, materialised, and grasped, thus cannot be disputed in courts. Half of Apples patents are just pies in the sky and questionable patents. And no, you can't patent rounded corners and wedge shapes.

91. RoundBallmer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Now if Samsung didn't copy, why would apple even score something in court? Obviously Samsung is the copycat

6. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Good start for Apple

9. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

Lol. I'm starting to feel that Apple will take a nice beating on Samsung who owned 10% of LTE Patents when they release their "LTE capable" iPhone 5.. You better watch out iFans..

66. aikonix

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

samsung owns 12% of lte patents, and yes, i cant wait for the battles to go on with this. lol apple, get ready ifans, the bigger you are the easier you will fall

11. GellerDoesDallas

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

This is great news, can't wait for Samsung to sue them for their 4g IP that will be the next lawsuit looks like Apple is going to learn the hard way. LMFAO!!!

12. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 2012

This is like buying off the dollar menu to apple.....

13. ilia1986 unregistered

Excellent.

18. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Insert Homer Simpson style uncontrollable laughter here

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