The European Commission opens an investigation against south Korean producer of smart phones and tablet computers for abusive use of its essential patents for 3G mobile and wireless telecommunications system standard (Samsung)

The European Commission opens an antitrust investigation against Samsung Electronic* On January 31, the European Commission announced the opening of a formal antitrust investigation against Samsung Electronic, the South Korean producer of smartphones and tablet computers. The case concerns the Samsung’s use of patents which were declared to be essential for the Third Generation (“3G”) mobile and wireless telecommunications system standard. The standard was adopted by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). Samsung participated at ETSI’ standardization procedure and made a commitment to grant its

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Urska Petrovcic, The European Commission opens an investigation against south Korean producer of smart phones and tablet computers for abusive use of its essential patents for 3G mobile and wireless telecommunications system standard (Samsung), 31 January 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin IT & Dominance, Art. N° 42885

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