“Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will likely need to do more to settle an investigation over whether its use of patent lawsuits against Apple Inc breached EU rules, the EU antitrust chief said on Monday,” Foo Yun Chee reports for Reuters.

“World No. 1 smartphone maker Samsung said in September that it would not seek take competitors to court over patent disputes over the next five years,” Chee reports. “It also offered to discuss licensing fees with rivals over a one-year period and to let a court or an arbitrator decide on the issue in the event of disagreement. The European Commission subsequently sought feedback from competitors.”

Chee reports, “European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia suggested rivals were less than happy with Samsung’s offer.”

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[Attribution: FOSS Patents. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Fred Mertz" for the heads up.]

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