c|net: Samsung wins ruling over Apple on 3G patent in a Dutch court

Samsung Electronics scored a legal victory against rival Apple in a Dutch court and will seek compensation for its damages.

That’s according to Dutch website All About Phones, and translated by the Verge.

The Netherlands’ District Court of The Hague ruled that Apple violated a patent related to a 3G technology owned by Samsung. Samsung had previously attempted to use four patents to get Apple’s iPads and iPhones banned in the country, but had its efforts rejected by the court.

Samsung said in a statement to All About Phones that it was pleased with the ruling and would seek “adequate damages” from Apple.

CNET contacted both Apple and Samsung for comment. We’ll update the story when they respond.
The victory is part of a broader legal battle brewing between the two companies in courtrooms around the world. Each side is attempting to score a big enough legal win, whether that be a large financial penalty or a ban from a major market, which would force both sides to the bargaining table.

Apple hasn’t been shy about going after the major Android partners, filing lawsuits against HTC and Motorola Mobility as well. Google acquired Motorola for $12.5 billion to better defend itself and Android against further litigation.

From: http://news.cnet.com

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