Dutch carrier KPN sues Samsung in the US over unauthorized use of patented technology

Dutch carrier KPN sues Samsung in the US over unauthorized use of patented technology
According to court documents filed in Texas, KPN alleges that Samsung is using patented technology for data transmission in the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5, among other Samsung devices.

The two companies have apparently been negotiating for the past couple years on how to best execute a license agreement, but have not been able to reach an agreement.

KPN is the Netherlands’ largest telecommunications company, with subsidiaries and operations in several other European countries, but a significant portion of its business is in traditional communications, MVNO brands, and call center solutions.  The report did not outline which specific patents KPN and Samsung had been negotiating, nor did it cite any specific damages sought, aside from compensation for technology used to-date, and a suspension of further use of the patented technology

What is also not immediately known is if this technology is put to use in Samsung products only in the United States, or if this suit is meant to motivate a solution for the Samsung use of KPN patents around the world.

source: Nieusomroep.nl (translated)

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