Samsung wins ruling over Apple on 3G patent, seeks compensation
The Korean consumer electronics giant won the ruling in a court in The Hague, according to reports.
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The Netherlands' District Court of The Hague ruled that Apple violated a patent related to a 3G technology owned by Samsung. Samsung had previously attempted to use four patents to get Apple's iPads and iPhones banned in the country, but had its efforts rejected by the court.
Samsung said in a statement sent to CNET that it was pleased with the results.
"Samsung welcomes the Court's ruling, which reaffirms Apple's free-riding of our technological innovation," the company said. "In accordance with the ruling, we will seek adequate compensation for the damages Apple and its products have caused."
The company added it would continue to defend its innovations and intellectual property and "Apple's free-riding of our technology."
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The victory is part of a broader legal battle brewing between the two companies in courtrooms around the world. Each side is attempting to score a big enough legal win, whether it is a large financial penalty or a ban from a major market, which would force both sides to the bargaining table.
Apple hasn't been shy about going after the major Android partners, filing lawsuits against HTC and Motorola Mobility as well. Google acquired Motorola for $12.5 billion to better defend itself and Android against further litigation.
Updated at 6:55 a.m. PT: to include a response from Samsung.