Samsung submits proposal to European Commission in bid to avoid $18B antitrust fine

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Oct 17, 2013
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  1. Samsung has submitted a proposal to the European Union in which they promise not to sue competitors in the region over “standard-essential” patents (SEPs) for the next five years. The European Commission will leave the proposal open to comments or...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Where is apples antitrust fine???
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  3. Apple is not as innovative as Samsung, so they were not fined. Only most innovative companies are being fined for their innovative policies.
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  4. Logic Overflow

    Logic Overflow TS Rookie

    Apple sells only a certain amount of products unlike Samsung where they have a very wide array of products. Personally, the patent system needs to be remade so that standard-essential patents after X years is free to use. Apple and Samsung aren't the only companies holding SEPs, there are plenty more and that is what overall hurts innovation and competition.
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  5. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Guru Posts: 306   +73

    Patents promote innovations... among lawyers to make more (a lot more) money.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    As much as I love to mock Apple (they lend themselves to it). All these giant tech companies are tarred with the same brush.

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