Samsung Wins 3G Patent Lawsuit Against Apple in the Netherlands, Demands Compensation

Samsung vs Apple

A Dutch District court has ruled in favor of Samsung in a 3G patent lawsuit against Apple, according to AllThingsPhones (via The Verge).

The court has ruled that Apple must pay compensation for infringing patent.

Samsung has issued the following press release:

Samsung welcomes the decision of the court in The Hague, which again confirms that Apple makes free use of our technological innovations. In accordance with this statement, we recover adequate damages that Apple and its products have caused. For decades, Samsung has invested heavily as a pioneer in the development of technological innovations for the control of advanced devices, including innovations that are widely adopted by other manufacturers of mobile devices. We continue to defend our innovations and protecting our intellectual property rights for Apple to stop free use of our technology.

The Dutch court has ruled that Apple has infringed on patent EP1188269, which is classified as a FRAND patent. According to Samsung, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2 and iPad 1 are infringing on these patents. iPhone 4S and iPad 3 are not included as Apple is protected from these patents thanks to its partnership with Qualcomm, which provides the baseband chips. As the 3G patent is classified as a FRAND patent, Samsung also cannot demand the ban of Apple products.

It will be interesting to see how much Samsung demands as compensation.