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Samsung Under Investigation Over Apple’s Abusing “Wireless Technology” Claims

We have learned from Reuters this morning that Samsung is currently under investigation by South Korean regulators over abusing wireless technology patents. We learned previously that Samsung owns a majority of the industries LTE patents and had plans to sue Apple if a 4G capable iPhone was released. Considering LTE is an industry standard, Apple should have rights to provide customers with the service without being sued.

The report never specifically stated if the investigation was over Samsung’s statement at Apple, but that is our assumption. Our source has more:

The FTC is investigating whether Samsung is unfairly competing in the market by abusing its dominance in wireless technology patents. Apple filed its complaints earlier this year, said an FTC official, who is not authorized to talk to the media.

European Union regulators have also been investigating Samsung for possible breaches of antitrust rules by accusing rivals of infringing its technology patents.

All this drama is a result of Apple’s landmark win in the Samsung case during late August. Samsung obviously wasn’t thrilled learning about the loss; resulting in an out pour of anger.

We will have to watch this situation closely and provide you with any additional details later.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.luchene Bob Luchene

    Apples really starting to make me sick,there acting like a spoiled Baby.They can’t beat Samsung in the market place so they try to sue them for every little thing.I for one will no longer buy any more of there products.Next phone will be a Nokia 920.

  • K3

    Samsungs really starting to make me sick,there acting like a spoiled Baby.They can’t beat Apple in the market place so they try to sue them for every little thing.I for one will no longer buy any more of there products.Next phone will be an iPhone5.

  • http://twitter.com/aristotle_dude Ari U.

    Microsoft is really starting to make me sick, they are acting like a spoiled baby. They could not beat Nokia in the market so they decided to take them over by planting Steven Elop in as a saboteur to ruin Nokia and pay people like Bob Luchene to post here.

  • Steven Elop

    so what is your next phone going to be?

  • RyanStOnge

    Well atleast you’re going Nokia instead of Samsung. The 920 looks like a nice phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vasiljevicstefan Stefan Vasiljevic

    Haha. Gois one

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    I’d like to see some real commercials though!

  • B

    Most hilarious comments on this blog, ever! Made my day!

  • Apple_Sucks

    You have got to be kidding. Samsung gets sued for having a rectangular phone, LOL, and that is apparently ok. But Samsung owning legit patents for “real” technology is not allowed to defend themselves? What a complete joke of a Kangaroo Court.