Dutch Court Rules in Favor of Samsung in 3G Patent Case Against Apple

A District Court in the Hague, Holland, has ruled that some of Apple’s older iPads (iPad 1 and iPad 2) and iPhones (3G, 3Gs, and 4) violate one of the Korean firm’s 3G patents. Today’s ruling regards European Patent EP1188269, which protects “Apparatus for encoding a transport format combination indicator for a communications system.” Also, for winning this case it seems as if Apple may have to ante up some cash towards Samsung’s way as compensation. Is this sweet justice? Honestly, it probably doesn’t matter. This is just pocket change for Apple and even with this loss, I can guarantee that it will not make Apple stop themselves from doing this again in the near future. I know us Android fans are getting tired of Apple constantly trying to stop both Samsung and HTC from continuing their Android success, but if you haven’t gotten used to it by now, you might as well start to. I don’t see this changing anytime soon.

source: webwereld
via: engadget

  • SebaKL

    lost in Hague, $2.29mil in Australia for misleading customers…. I like my iMac and my MBPs, but I’m happy that someone put an effort to spank Apple a little. About time. Even for the most arrogant and confident, it’s humbling, if with every turn you make, you get your ass kicked.

    How do you like them apples, Apple?

  • SamsaraGuru

    When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it–always.
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian political and spiritual leader (1869 – 1948)