Samsung submits concessions to EU in hope of ending antitrust probe

Samsung is still on the hook in the EU over antitrust concerns – regulators there reckon that if you’ve agreed to license standards-essential patents to competitors at a fair rate, and a competitor is willing to pay that rate, you can’t then use the patents as legal weapons against them, as Samsung did to Apple(s aapl). On Friday, EU competition chief Joaquin Almunia said Samsung has now sent him “a set of commitments seeking to address our concerns,” and he will “market test” those proposals over the coming weeks.