“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.
Google’s Motorola says it wants binding arbitration to resolve Apple’s FRAND patent claims – November 15, 2012
FTC staff said to formally recommend antitrust lawsuit against Google over FRAND abuse – November 1, 2012
Google U.S. antitrust lawsuit said to be urged by FTC investigators over Internet search, FRAND abuse – October 15, 2012
U.S. FTC investigating Google, Motorola Mobility over FRAND abuse – June 30, 2012
EU launches full-blown investigation of Samsung’s suspected abuse of FRAND-pledged patents; Motorola on notice – January 31, 2012
Apple asked standards body to set rules for essential FRAND patents – February 8, 2012