Samsung To Nix Essential Patent Sales Ban Bids In EU

Law360, New York (December 18, 2012, 6:46 PM EST) -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said Tuesday that it would stop seeking injunctions against mobile device rival Apple Inc. over the Korean technology giant's standard essential patents, a move that could help appease the European Commission's antitrust concerns about the company's patent litigation strategy.

Samsung has been trying for more than a year to block sales of various Apple devices based in part on some of its patents that are part of the third-generation wireless standard, but the company has now decided it will drop that tactic,...
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