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Patent Infringement Brought To View With Ericsson Suing Samsung

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Patent infringement has once again raised its ugly head with Ericsson filing a lawsuit against Samsung in a Texas court, as reported in www.pcadvisor.co.uk

According to Ericsson spokeswoman Kristina Hagg-Blecher, the suit charges Samsung for infringing on the mobile phone patents of Ericsson. In February, Ericsson had filed lawsuits in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands following the failure of both companies to agree terms for renewing the patent licenses. For patents related to many mobile phone technologies, Ericsson had initially signed a licensing deal with Samsung back in 2002.

According to a spokeswoman for Samsung, the company does not make any comments on the ongoing legal issues.

Ericsson and Samsung are not the only mobile companies to fight over patent license renewals; in the past, Nokia and Qualcomm were caught in the middle of a bitter renegotiation process. At that time, Nokia had filed a complaint against Qualcomm with the EC and Qualcomm had filed a complaint against Nokia with the US International Trade Commission.

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