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Nov 28, 2011

Technology News: Tech Law: Europe Weary of Apple, Samsung Patent War

EU antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia has done what few in the global patent community are willing to do: He has acknowledged the elephant in the room by questioning the motives of two multinationals -- Samsung and Apple -- as they bloody each other with patent lawsuits. "Standardization and IP rights are two instruments that, in this new IT sector, can be used as a tool to abuse," Almunia said.