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European Union to File Antitrust Case Against Samsung

by Todd Haselton | December 20, 2012December 20, 2012 8:00 am PDT

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The European Union is gearing up to file an antitrust case against Samsung after a watchdog division of the group decided that the South Korean tech giant broke competition laws to file patent related lawsuits against Apple, Reuters said Thursday. It’s unclear exactly where Samsung broke the law, but the group said it will “issue a statement of objections” very soon.

It’s possible that the suit will be related to Samsung’s request to push injunctions against Apple’s products in several areas, including Germany, Italy, France and Britain. Again, we’re not entirely sure what the reasoning is, but it could be because Samsung didn’t offer Apple reasonable terms to license its patents before filing lawsuits against the company. We’ll keep you updated when the European Union issues its full statement.

A U.S. judge recently denied Apple a permanent injunction against Samsung’s products in the United States while at the same time denying Samsung’s request for a retrial.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...