In a case similar to one involving Motorola in Germany, Samsung is seeking the ban of Apple’s iPhone and iPad in the Netherlands based on 3G patent infringement claims. The accusations aren’t going to fly with the Hague court reviewing the dispute. The Dutch court has ruled that Samsung cannot enforce 3G patents because the Korean company has a pre-existing licensing agreement with Qualcomm in the US.
The one benefit of the court’s decision is that it clears Samsung to claim rights against products that deploy Intel silicon. As of this time, that doesn’t include any members of the iPhone family, but Samsung is still looking on the bright side. An official statement read, “”the ruling by the Hague court provides Samsung with a legal basis to move forward with the protection of our patent rights,” the South Korean firm said in a statement. Samsung has and will continue to stand ready to meet its obligations in licensing its technology on fair and reasonable terms.”