EU Competition Commission concerned about Apple-Samsung Conflict

European Union iPad Galaxy Tab 10.5

Shooting sparks invite everybody’s attention. With a series of legal battles going on between Apple and Samsung, a big saga in the world of patents and business has started. Given the intensity of competition between two tech giants and their stature in international market, attention is bound to be drawn towards them.

The legal battle between Apple and Samsung started when Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.5 was banned in Australia after the Apple won a lawsuit in which the claims about the design of Galaxy Tab 10.5 been copied from iPad were made. Since then, Samsung has been losing various legal battles against Apple.

The government regulators are seriously concerned about this conflict. The European Union Competition Commission is investigating the disputes because it is being felt that Apple-Samsung saga can create a “war like situation” in mobile market.

Joaquin Almunia, the commissioner of Competition Commission has requested for information about patents from both companies.

If the commission decides to take legal action against both Apple as well as Samsung, then the competitors might lose ten percent of its annual revenue that it would pay as a fine.

This creates a hope for a possibility where Apple and Samsung might set their differences aside and go for an out-of-court settlement. In March 2012, Apple and Samsung are set for another showdown in Australian court.

Source: Engadget

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