The EU Commission approves commitments concerning certain standard essential patents relating to the European Telecommunications Standardisation Institute’s 3G UMTS standard (Samsung Electronics)

European Commission makes commitments offered by Samsung Electronics legally binding* On 29 April 2014, the European Commission European issued a decision (see also the related press release) which made legally binding the commitments offered by Samsung Electronics (“Samsung”) in relation to certain standard essential patents (“SEP”) relating to the European Telecommunications Standardisation Institute’s 3G UMTS standard, which Samsung committed to license on reasonable and non-discriminatory (so-called “FRAND”) terms (see Newsletter 5-6/2013, p. 6, for additional background). Back in April 2011, Samsung started to seek injunctions against Apple on the basis of its SEP. In December 2012, the

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Gabriele Accardo, The EU Commission approves commitments concerning certain standard essential patents relating to the European Telecommunications Standardisation Institute’s 3G UMTS standard (Samsung Electronics), 29 April 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2014, Art. N° 66854

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