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Samsung Wins a Little Case Against Apple

The District Court of The Hague found that Apple trespassed on a FRAND-promised 3G patent of Samsung’s

After lodging upwards of 50 infringement suits around the world against Apple, Samsung finally won one in Holland.

The District Court of The Hague found that Apple trespassed on a FRAND-promised 3G patent of Samsung's and ordered Apple to pay unspecified damages limited to the Dutch market and unlikely to be near the 2.4% rate Samsung wants.

During the process three other Samsung 3G/UMTS-essential patents were thrown out. The Koreans wanted to get iPads and iPhones enjoined - probably to get Apple to cut a worldwide settlement - but that gambit failed.

FOSS Patents laughed off the Dutch win as a "consolation prize" since only pre-iPhone 4S devices were found to infringe and observed that "It's not even clear that Samsung will make enough money as a result of this infringement finding to offset the 800,000 euros it now owes Apple in legal fees because it lost with respect to three of its four patents."

Samsung lost on a same patent in Germany.


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Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at) or paperboy(at), and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

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