So, it seems that Samsung considered what happened in California a good thing. So good, in fact, that they have dropped all their injunction requests again Apple all across Europe. Samsung told The Verge the following:
“Samsung remains committed to licensing our technologies on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms, and we strongly believe it is better when companies compete fairly in the marketplace, rather than in court. In this spirit, Samsung has decided to withdraw our injunction requests against Apple on the basis of our standard essential patents pending in European courts, in the interest of protecting consumer choice.”
These injunction requests were a part of the FRAND licenses which allow for companies to easily share knowledge among one another to create technology standards. According to The Next Web, this was possibly due to investigations being made by the European commission over antitrust claims.
Even though the injunction requests have been withdrawn, don’t think the lawsuits aren’t over. It may be a small step towards peace, but its just that…A small step…