Summary Box: Dutch court won’t ban iPhone, iPad

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A DEFEAT: A Dutch court refused Friday to grant Samsung an injunction banning Apple from selling iPhones and iPad tablets in the Netherlands.

SAMSUNG’S POSITION: Samsung argued that Apple needs licenses to sell such devices because they use 3G mobile technology patented by Samsung.

THE RULING: The court said that because the 3G technology has been accepted as an industry standard, Samsung is obliged to offer Apple licenses under “fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory” terms. The court said the licensing fee Samsung sought from Apple “was so far out of step” with its obligations under those terms.