Netherlands’ Hague District Court found Apple to be infringing Samsung’s 3G patent EP1188269, classified as a FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory licensing) item, and ruled Apple to pay reparation to Samsung.
The global competition of the two rival companies in the growing market of tablet computers and smartphones has transpired through the years in over four continents and ten countries. Samsung and Apple have been taking legal actions against each other in lieu of patent.
The company in US for example, accused Samsung’s products processed on Google’s Android software to be copying the iPad tablet and iPhone, while the establishment in Korea countercharged claims that Apple is infringing their patent.
The Hague said damages are from the sales of iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4, iPad 1 and iPad 2 in Netherlands from August 4, 2010. The court supposed Apple has learned it is violating the patent of Samsung at this day.
The winning of Samsung over Apple in this patent war is one of the many similar battles on-going in the different courts across the world. In Samsung’s official statement it said, “Samsung welcomes the decision of the court in The Hague, which again confirms that Apple makes free use of our technological innovations. In accordance with this statement, we will recover adequate damages that Apple and its products have caused.”