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Hague Court rules in favor of Samsung in patent claim against Apple


The Hague District Court in the Netherlands has ruled in Samsung’s favor regarding a 3G patent asserted against Apple, reports “The Verge” (

“Samsung welcomes the decision of the court in The Hague, which again confirms that Apple makes free use of our technological innovations,” Samsung says in a press release. “In accordance with this statement, we will recover adequate damages that Apple and its products have caused.”

The Dutch court had already rejected Samsung’s earlier attempt to ban Apple’s iPhones and iPads based on four patents deemed essential to 3G. However, Samsung’s announcement suggests that Apple has been found to violate at least one of Samsung’s patents on older iPads and iPhones using baseband chips from companies other than Qualcomm, notes “The Verge.”

Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.

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