Saturday, September 24, 2011

Samsung files four patent lawsuits against Apple in The Netherlands

The patent war between Samsung and Apple continues, as Samsung has filed four lawsuits against Apple in the Netherlands. The first hearing in the cases is scheduled for Sept. 26, according to The Hague court.

Turn Your Everyday Spending into College Savings!A court spokeswoman, who declined identification, citing court policy, said only that "There will be hearings on four different suits." She also declined to give an details on the cases.

However, Dutch website Webwereld.nl claimed the Samsung lawsuits are over 3G technology in Apple's iPhone and iPad products. This is similar to a patent complained Samsung filed earlier in France, over UMTS patents. UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) is a 3G mobile phone technology.

Usenet Binaries: downloads at DSL Speed Samsung lost a preliminary court ruling over sales of its Galaxy S, S II and Ace smartphones in The Netherlands in a different patent dispute with Apple last month. Ironically, Samsung is one of Apple's biggest suppliers, although the Cupertino, CA-based company is making moves away from Samsung.

Patent wars are going on between numerous smartphone and smartphone platform makers. Opposing patents, to be used in negotiations, have become so important that Google in in the midst of acquiring Motorola, largely, Google has admitted, for Motorola's large cache of patents.

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