Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Ericsson Files Patent Suit Against Samsung In The U.S. After 2 Years’ FRAND Talks Fail
Ericsson Files Patent Suit Against Samsung In The U.S. After Nearly Two Years’ Of FRAND Talks Fail To Reach A Deal (Updated) | TechCrunch: "The suit has been filed in the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas — where Ericsson’s U.S. headquarters are located. According to Ericsson, senior management teams at the two companies have been negotiating for nearly two years after Samsung’s previous license for the patents expired. It said Samsung previously licensed the patents in 2001 and 2007, but after Ericsson extended an offer to renew the license for a third time Samsung refused to agree to the terms. Ericsson did not provide details of the terms — which are presumably more costly than earlier licensing terms — but did say the FRAND terms are the same terms as Samsung competitors have previously accepted." 'via Blog this'