Samsung asks ITC to ban some of Ericsson's telecom equipment in the U.S.
The products made by Ericsson that Samsung is trying to ban in the U.S. include base stations for telecommunications networking. And with Ericsson's network business down 17% in Q3, the company is turning to the court to defend its IP portfolio. Samsung, the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, is much smaller than Ericsson in networking equipment. But seeing how the company has grown to dominate smartphone sales, there is no reason why it couldn't repeat the feat in the telecom equipment market which is why Ericsson is so determined to hold on to its current position using the courts,
In other legal news, on Friday, the EU charged Samsung with not negotiating a standards-essential patent in good faith with rivals including Apple. Use of such so-called FRAND patents are supposed to be negotiated "fairly".
1. Insignificant (Posts: 190; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Everyone should realise why Samsung sue Apple. It's because Apple are idiots. But Ericsson have tried all means possible for a decent deal. And they will dominate Samsung.
Samsung have caught the patent fever and are now just being immature. That's why I say they are second to Apple in childishness too.
2. christumaini (Posts: 27; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)
In technology world.... Patent might be the hottest. News of the year..2012/13. ...
3. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
So Samsung loses the patent war because they couldn't utilize their own ideas so they try and sue someone else?
5. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Yup Apple (and to some extent now even Oracle) is pioneer in Patent trolling. That said, i hate patent in software/hardware no matter who initiates it.
4. christumaini (Posts: 27; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)
To hell with so called patent...for us consumers what we want is best products with high efficiency.... I wish of all compaNies could just concentrate in new inventions and their customer satisfaction instead of posing much stake on politics....
7. joey_sfb (Posts: 2892; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Samsung and Ericsson should settle. Apple lose their publicity war because of their silly lawsuits.
8. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
When will this patent wars end........??? I'm angry on these companies for starting patents war so late, if they had started these patents war some eight yrs ago, then I would have taken law as my major for graduation............. :(
9. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2433; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
Its not lookin good for samsung......hopefully they DO NOT pick up on the road where apple is being throw off of or they too will find themselves, "falling"...........
#Down with the copy cats, cheaters, prideful hearts, bullies, and stealers!
RISE WITH THE HONEST AND TRUE INNOVATORS!
10. jsdechavez (Posts: 702; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Sammy with all his cash is getting bullish.
12. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Seeems like some ppl this part of the article:
"But this all seems like retaliation after Ericsson recently sought an import ban in the U.S. for some of the Korean manufacturer's products, and also filed suit against Samsung for patent infringement after a patent deal between both firms had expired."
All I will say is the lawsuits need to stop, period. Sammy, if a patent deal expired...either sign a new deal or stop using their stuff. Seems easy to me..