Samsung has offered to refrain from seeking injunctions against alleged infringers of its standards-essential patents (SEPs) in a settlement proposal made to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP). The publication of Samsung’s offer added to a day of bad news for the Android ecosystem, as across the pond the USPTO confirmed the validity of Steve Jobs’ touchscreen heuristics patent which has been at the centre of several key disputes between Apple and its Android-shipping rivals.

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