Samsung's EU Plan May Not End SEP Abuse, Attys Say

Law360, New York (October 18, 2013, 7:48 PM ET) -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s recent promise to the European Union's antitrust watchdog that it will limit efforts to seek injunctions based on standard-essential patents could serve as a model for other patent owners, but attorneys say it might not go far enough to prohibit anti-competitive behavior.

In an effort to end an antitrust investigation by the European Commission, Samsung proposed last week that for five years, it will not seek injunctions in Europe based on its essential patents against companies that agree to engage in licensing...
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