Dutch court rules in Samsung’s favor, Apple to pay damages

Apple Samsung Patent Dispute Dutch

A Dutch judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of Samsung in its 3G patent case against Apple, All About Phones reported. A District Court in the Hague, Holland, ruled that the Cupertino-based company’s first- and second-generation iPads, along with the iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4, infringe upon one of the South Korean vendor’s 3G patents. The patent in question, known as EP1188269, involves an “apparatus for encoding a transport format combination indicator for a communications system.” Apple will be forced to pay compensation for infringing on Samsung’s technology, however because the patent is classified as a FRAND patent, Samsung is not entitled to a sales ban. “Samsung welcomes the decision of the court in The Hague, which again confirms that Apple makes free use of our technological innovations,” a company spokesperson said. “In accordance with this statement, we will recover adequate damages that Apple and its products have caused.”

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