Feeds

Dutch court rejects Samsung iPhone ban bid

Apple should get fair access to 3G tech

Build a business case: developing custom apps

The Dutch court has chucked out Samsung's request that various iDevices be banned from sale in the Netherlands.

The South Korean giant claimed that iPhones and iPads that incorporate 3G infringe upon patents it holds governing the implementation of that technology.

As such, its lawyers argued, that Apple kit should not be allowed to remain on sale.

However, judges in The Hague ruled that while Samsung does have ownership of the technology, it has to make its IP readily available because the patents cover essential standards.

They told Samsung and Apple to sit down and reach a licensing deal. Samsung must provide fair access, and Apple can't say the patents are invalid, as it had stated in a counterclaim brought to oppose the Samsung action.

Samsung is trying to get the iPhone banned in France and Italy, and today's judgement is thought likely to help Apple prevail there too. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?
And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either)
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai
It's not the size of your shiny-shiny...
Just in case? Unverified 'supersize me' iPhone 6 pics in sneak leak peek
Is bigger necessarily better for the fruity firm's flagship phone?
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones
We'll have some of whatever he's having please
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.