Apple’s Patent Battle Continues

The European Commission has requested both Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co to furnish information regarding patents used for mobile phones.

The Commission’s request concerns “the enforcement of standards-essential patents in the mobile telephony sector,” the commission, which has antitrust powers within the European Union, said in a statement. Such requests for information are standard procedure in antitrust investigations to allow the Commission to establish the relevant facts in a case.

This is another step in Samsung’s attempt to block Apple’s business by using the legal system.

Here’s how Apple’s stock closed the week:

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