Thursday, 6 September 2012

Korea investigating Samsung over Apple antitrust claims

The country's Fair Trade Commission says Apple has complained that Samsung is using wireless technology patents to limit competition.
The country's Fair Trade Commission today announced that it would investigate the ways in which Samsung is using its wireless technology patents to address competition in the marketplace.An  FTC official claimed Apple filed the complaints against Samsung earlier this year, arguing that Samsung is using its patents to hurt competition.
In 1998, Samsung agreed with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute to license patents on a fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory basis. Reports say, Apple argues that Samsung has not held up its end of the bargain. Samsung, meanwhile, says it has.

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