Apple violated a 3G patent owned by Samsung
The Hague's district court ruled yesterday that Apple has violated a 3G patent owned by Samsung. Apple failed to pay for license under FRAND terms.
The court's ruling applies to technology used in the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPad and the iPad 2, meaning that Samsung has all the rights to ask Apple to pay for using the technology, which they are planning to do.
Samsung said that the court's ruling only confirms Apple's free-riding on company's technological innovations.
The company states that they are going to seek compensation for the damages Apple's products have caused.
Given that Samsung lost 2 cases against Cupertino technology firm and has to pay €800,000 to Apple, the Hague's ruling is all good news to Samsung.
Apple is still unavailable for comment.