Source: EU [press release]
quote: Aren't there far more pressing matters for the EU to deal with than this silliness?
quote: I'm pretty sure either of those companies could buy Greece right about now.
quote: I must say I find it a bit ironic when Americans bring up EU fining corporations to finance itself seeing how your own justice department is doing the exact same thing, case in point the LCD cartel.For the record my view on the EU fines is that the Intel one was perfectly valid but MS shouldn't have been fined or forced to create a browser choice in their OS.
quote: True, I think it's more the magnitude (in informed readers' case, at least).
quote: Clean, decent article. Maybe EU tech should be your mainstay Jason.I don't understand international patent laws very well, can someone enlighten me?
quote: (a) directly or indirectly imposing unfair purchase or selling prices or other unfair trading conditions;(b) limiting production, markets or technical development to the prejudice of consumers;
quote: quote:(a) directly or indirectly imposing unfair purchase or selling prices or other unfair trading conditions;(b) limiting production, markets or technical development to the prejudice of consumers;Many countries have laws which prohibit the establishment of maintenance of a monopoly, yet the approach of Apple to ban Samsung (and vice versa) is exactly that: an attempt to establish a monopoly.
quote: ...limit or control production, markets, technical development, or investment;"
quote: That sounds like precisely what Apple is hoping to do... ban its rivals from making modern smartphones.
quote: Since we are reviewing the article. I'm a bit unhappy about the term "recently" as it used in the article.For sure recently may apply to years or even many years when the matter isn't tech but when used in an article about mobile phone tech the term recently should not be used about something that took place in 2008 (especially when the term is also used about something that happened in the last month or two).
quote: ...clearly IANAL and I don't know anything more about this than the article above......but if Samsung is disputing the validity of said patents, for what reason would they demonstrate a "willingness" to license them? It seems to me that Samsung is trying to get the patents invalidated...ultimately if those patents are held up in court I'm sure they'd have to capitulate and license them. But why seek to license something you're pretty sure is abusive to start with
quote: Oooooohhhh...I get it. Somehow I got it in my head that Samsung was disputing some of Apple's patents. When what they're really doing is trying to sue Apple accusing them of violating some patents they own.Nevermind me. Apparently I need more coffee.
quote: 5. Samsung has sued Apple using these patents, in response to Apple initiating the conflict with various design and technology patents on its iDevices. (present)