The European Commission is ready to charge against South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, in a case of defense of free competition, as stated by the competition regulator for the European Union, Joaquin Almunia .
The competition regulator EU is investigating whether Samsung has broken competition rules by filing patent lawsuits against Apple.
“We will issue charges very soon” , Almunia said, referring to the statement of objections the Commission. Apple and Samsung, the world’s two leading manufacturers of smartphones, are locked in patent disputes in at least 10 countries , competing to dominate the lucrative mobile market and win over customers with its latest gadgets.
Samsung said on Tuesday it had abandoned the attempt to stop the sale of some Apple products in Britain, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, though he said it would suspend the legal battle for compensation.
In August, Apple received U.S. dollars 1,050 million damages after a U.S. jury found critical features Samsung had copied the iPad and iPhone. Samsung products running on the Android operating system developed by Google.