Samsung withdraws European Apple injunctions in 'interest of protecting consumer choice'

We don't know about you, but we're sick to the hind teeth of the Apple versus Samsung, Samsung versus Apple court shenanigans. And so, it seems, is Samsung, because it has sent Pocket-lint a statement that should bring cheer to gadgets lovers a week before Christmas.

It has now withdrawn its requests for injunctions of Apple products in the European countries where patent disputes have favoured the South Korean company. And it has done so because it welcomes the healthy competition of rival products.

"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," Pocket-lint has been told.

"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."

This comes after the original judge in the US Apple versus Samsung court case, Judge Judy Koh, ruled against Apple's call to ban Samsung smartphones from sale Stateside.

Do you approve of Samsung's stance? Or do you think there's something more cynical going on? Let us know in the comments below...



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