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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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OK, knock it off...
By Motoman on 12/26/2012 9:52:24 AM , Rating: 2's only cool if you go after Apple, Samsung - turning their own weapon against them. All you do then is piss off the Macolytes, who are far too stupid to ever buy anything other than an Apple product anyway - by suing Apple (and winning) you become something of a hero for the rest of us who aren't retarded.

However, if you keep going after other companies, you start to act like Apple themselves - and then you're going to piss off intelligent people too.

So knock it off.

RE: OK, knock it off...
By retrospooty on 12/26/2012 9:55:10 AM , Rating: 2
"if you keep going after other companies, you start to act like Apple themselves - and then you're going to piss off intelligent people too."

Exactly. Samsung seriously needs to stop this crap. Enough.

RE: OK, knock it off...
By nafhan on 12/26/2012 10:16:34 AM , Rating: 2
This set of lawsuits is apparently regarding networking equipment - not cell phone handsets. It's a whole different ballpark from the ongoing "mobile wars".

Whether or not the claims have merit... there's just not enough info to say. Quick search of Google News did not turn up any references to actual patents or anything else specific.

RE: OK, knock it off...
By melgross on 12/26/2012 10:38:58 AM , Rating: 2
You are such a moron, really.

RE: OK, knock it off...
By TakinYourPoints on 12/26/2012 6:46:37 PM , Rating: 1
Samsung is probably the most corrupt tech company out there, and they all play dirty to varying degrees:

The only thing funnier than your ignorance is you assigning personal attributes to megacorporations, but I expect no less from the idiot who sells his clients inferior AMD parts because "Intel is evil". Hilarious.

RE: OK, knock it off...
By simsony on 12/27/2012 8:26:47 AM , Rating: 2
While I'm not defending Samsung, just because legislation in the west has legalised payments to politicians and lobby groups does not make those payments any less "corrupt".

The effect is the same, some powerful groups with money get their way with government decisions.

Moreover most family run business have such tales.

As for companies and attributes, all companies are evil, in the sense that they will whatever it takes to make a buck.

But I also think there are degrees of evil, and once in a while you see companies doing things with wanton disregard to good. Apple and these patent games are an example of that.

“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads
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