Samsung seeks Dutch ban on iPhone and iPad
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 27/09/2011 14:00
Samsung has asked a Dutch court to ban Apple from selling its iPhones and iPad tablet computers in the Netherlands, on the grounds that the US group does not have licences to use 3G mobile technology.
The Korean electronics group is fighting back against Apple, which has already forced some Samsung products out of the shops in Australia, Germany and the Netherlands.
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Samsung Says Apple Infringes Its Third-Generation Patents 'Structurally'
Apple Inc. has infringed upon Samsung Electronics patents since entering the mobile-phone market with the iPhone 3G, a lawyer for Samsung told a Dutch court as the Korean company seeks a ban on some Apple products in the Netherlands.
"Apple just entered the market in 2008 without taking care of the licenses," Bas Berghuis van Woortman, a lawyer for Simmons & Simmons LLP who represents Samsung, said in The Hague court. "Apple is consciously, structurally infringing the 3G patents."