Not only has Samsung failed to renew the agreement with Ericsson, it has also refused to allow Ericsson to license any of its FRAND patents in an attempt to get Ericsson to cut the price of its licensing terms. The Swedish firm pointed out how Samsung in court said that all companies using a standard in its products need to agree to FRAND licensing terms, but once it is in this position itself with Ericsson, Samsung refuses to agree to terms. Eleven Ericsson patents are involved in the suit.
The smartphones involved in the battle with Ericsson include the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung GALAXY Note, Samsung Galaxy S 4G and the Windows Phone based Samsung Focus and Samsung Focus S.
"Samsung has sold hundreds of millions of unlicensed cellular handsets, smartphones, tablet computers, and televisions since the expiration of its license, including its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone"
"At the trial of that matter in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Samsung asserted all companies implementing a standard in its products must seek out and accept a license on FRAND terms. Yet, when the tables are turned and Samsung finds itself in the position of being the prospective licensee, it now refuses to license Ericsson's standard-essential portfolio at FRAND rates."-Ericsson