“Samsung Electronics Co. will argue Apple Inc. smartphones use its protected technology without authorization in a London trial starting today,” Kit Chellel reports for Bloomberg.

“Samsung claims Apple infringed patents key to how phones send and receive information on third-generation mobile networks,” Chellel reports. “Apple argues the patents aren’t valid and, regardless, Samsung must license the technology’s use under fair terms if it’s vital for connecting to modern networks, according to the iPhone maker’s court filings.”

Chellel reports, “Samsung is trying to hit back after a California court ruled in August it had to pay $1.05 billion for copying Apple products.”

MacDailyNews Take: Trying to hit back using utility patents after getting knocked out with design patents is absolutely fruitless.

Chellel reports, “Intel Corp., which makes computer chips for Cupertino, California-based Apple, has been licensed to use the Samsung patents, Apple said in its court documents. Apple hasn’t shown any interest in buying a license to use the technology, Samsung countered in its court filings… Under phone industry standards, companies owning the rights to essential technology must license it to competitors on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms, known as FRAND.”

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MacDailyNews Take: More FRAND abuse from Shamlessdung.

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