Thanks to a report by Dutch website All About Phones, translated by The Verge, we now know that Samsung will seek “adequate damages” from Apple following a favorable ruling in the 3G patent lawsuit in The Netherlands. Luckily, the ruling excludes a sales ban option because the infringed patent is classified as FRAND…

The Netherlands’ District Court of The Hague ruled that Apple violated a 3G patent used in its iPads and iPhones, which Samsung registered under fair use (FRAND) terms.

The ruling affects all 3G-enabled iOS devices that incorporate Infineon’s baseband chips. Specifically, this means the iPad 1 and iPad 2, as well as all iPhone models with the exception of the iPhone 4S, which is protected by Apple’s deal with Qualcomm.

Where does Samsung go from here?

Well, since it’s not entitled to a sales ban due to the FRAND nature of its patent, Samsung is likely to milk Apple for some sort of compensation.

Here’s the company’s (poorly translated) statement:

Samsung welcomes the decision of the court in The Hague, which again confirms that Apple makes free use of our technological innovations. In accordance with this statement, we recover adequate damages that Apple and its products have caused.

The South Korean conglomerate couldn’t refrain itself from taking a few potshots at its #1 buyer of NAND flash chips, processors and displays.

For decades, Samsung has invested heavily as a pioneer in the development of technological innovations for the control of advanced devices, including innovations that are widely adopted by other manufacturers of mobile devices.

We continue to defend our innovations and protecting our intellectual property rights for Apple to stop free use of our technology.

According to, Apple will likely pay Samsung.

Note that this Dutch case is just a tiny part of a much broader legal fight the two frenemies are waging in courts the world over.

Samsung’s legal sharks are also sharpening their teeth and gearing up for a full-scale attack on Apple’s next iPhone.

Don’t you get sick and tired of this legal bullshit?

Should Apple just settle with its primary supplier, whom it called once in court documents “the copyist”, or insist on fighting this legal battle to the death?

  • Apple is rich enough to pay some to poor Samsung xD

    They just keep biting each other like dogs, and this will not stop if apple keeps using hardware from Samsung.

  • here we go people the BITCH! wars are on again were all little bitches complain and try claiming insurance for losing their virginity to a doggy 🙂

  • Infone

    Apple should BUY Samsung, and get it over with.

    • Hyr3m

      Apple can’t afford Samsung ^^

  • What goes around, comes around.

  • Niko360

    Biting the hand that feeds you (for old out of date tech)

  • I think Apple should fight them to the very end! SAMSUNG has stolen far more of Apple’s technology than as was indicated in this settlement.

    And besides, how exactly did Apple “steal” their technology when SAMSUNG sold Apple the chips???

    Well, obviously SAMSUNG’S idiot stances to win back a few $million in licensing fees will / has COST them $Billions due to Apple now diversifying their source manufacturing and either is / or will soon be no longer purchasing screens, chips and whatever else they have been buying from SAMSUNG.

    SAMSUNG is the long-term looser and the stock holders hopefully will fire the current CEO and replace him who will be sensible and call off their “attack dog” Attorneys and come to a friendly settlement with Apple.

    But, don’t count on it happening anytime soon. I’d seriously think about selling your stock in SAMSUNG (if you own it.).

    P.S. I also won’t personally be purchasing any future SAMSUNG products including their highly profitable TV sets. I currently own a Toshiba LCD TV, and I love it – so, I’ll be happy to stay with that for now. 🙂

    • Nick Taken

      I sense so much hatred. Apple gets hit, you’re hurt.

  • Nick Taken

    “Don’t you get sick and tired of this legal bullshit?”
    Would you have said this if Apple was the one who initiated the legal action ay, fanboy?

    • What are you doing on this site hater?

      • goofygreek

        Its called free speech, if you dont like it, shut the f*** up

      • rawr

      • Nick Taken

        I own 5 apple devices at the moment so you shut the f up. Just hate the fanboy speak.

      • goofygreek

        was that directed towards me, or acolz. I was on your side nick…

  • Hyr3m

    Samsung should stop providing Apple with any component whatsoever. I know they earn a lot because of that but without Samsung Apple’s products would be even crappier so they would lose market shares and Samsung would come out with more sales and therefore compensate for the lack of revenue from Apple.

    Also, the patents offices worldwide (but especially in the US) should stop providing patents for anything and everything. Right now it wouldn’t surprise me if they patented “picking your nose” and sued everyone seen picking their nose. Some of apple’s patents are so ridiculous that it’s pretty much proof that there is corruption (or complete retardation) somewhere in this.