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Samsung says Ericsson is infringing on its patents

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has filed a complaint against Ericsson in the United States with the International Trade Commission. Samsung is seeking a ban on the U.S. import and sale of several products Ericsson makes due to patent violations.

"We have sought to negotiate with Ericsson in good faith. However, Ericsson has proven unwilling to continue such negotiations by making unreasonable claims, which it is now trying to enforce in court," Samsung Electronics said in a statement.

"The accused Ericsson products include telecommunications networking equipment, such as base stations," Samsung said.

Samsung’s share of the networking equipment market is a drop in the bucket compared to Ericsson, but that latter has suffered a significant drop in sales in its network equipment unit. During Q3 of this year, Ericsson saw a 17% decline in sales.
This certainly isn't the only patent litigation that Samsung is undertaking. Samsung and Apple are still battling in court in multiple countries. Apple has filed suit against Samsung for alleged patent infringement on mobile products while Samsung has countersued Apple with the same claims.

Source: Reuters

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By StevoLincolnite on 12/26/2012 9:44:14 AM , Rating: 2
Just one of many lawsuits at the moment.
This pretty much explains the current mess...

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By retrospooty on 12/26/2012 9:53:30 AM , Rating: 1
LOL... Looks like a spirograph I had as a kid, where you put in various gear based stencils and circle around to create things like that pic.

Anyhow these lawsuits are really starting to get old. Samsung is as bad as anyone with this crap.

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By cditty on 12/26/2012 11:14:45 AM , Rating: 2
Shows how much IP Microsoft has in it's portfolio. No one is suing them and they are only in one lawsuit (provided the graph is accurate, as the Kodak section isn't correct anymore).

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By retrospooty on 12/26/2012 11:44:56 AM , Rating: 2
Now that I look at it, the graph cant be accurate. The well known cases of Apple suing Samsung and of course Samsung suing Apple arent shown, so its either a subset of data, or just plain wrong. Either way, its not all of them. Sadly, its worse than that chart makes it appear LOL.

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By MadMan007 on 12/26/2012 12:01:53 PM , Rating: 2
No, it shows that MS already has a bunch of cross-licensing deals in place.

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By Samus on 12/26/2012 3:21:15 PM , Rating: 2
A lot of that isn't correct anymore. HTC, for example, is currently licensed with MS and Apple.

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