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Samsung files lawsuit against Apple in the Netherlands

Samsung files lawsuit against Apple in the Netherlands

A lawsuit has been filed against Apple for violating 4 patents related to the UMTS wireless technology used by the iPhone and iPad. Samsung calls for a ban on sales and the withdrawal of products from circulation.

Samsung is continuing its offensive against its rival Apple by filing a complaint with the court in The Hague (Netherlands). The South Korean glove estimates that the Cupertino company has violated 4 patents, related to wireless communication technologies used, for its terminals using UMTS (3G) technology: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad 3G of first and second generation. Samsung is demanding a ban on the import and sale of the products concerned, but also the withdrawal of those already in circulation in the country's distribution channels.

This complaint relates to four patents which relate to protocols for managing the speed and connection of data between a mobile terminal and a relay on the network. The fact remains that companies holding this type of patent have the obligation to grant licenses to third parties on a fair and non-discriminatory basis. Apple has of course highlighted this case which will be examined by the Dutch courts during the hearing to be held today.

Recall that Samsung has recently initiated legal actions to ban the marketing of the iPhone 5 in South Korea and in Europe while it has not yet been formalized by Apple.

For several months, Samsung has faced Apple, which accuses it of having copied the design of its iPad for the Galagy Tab 10.1 tablet. The Cupertino company has won its case in Germany where the tablet is now banned for sale.

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