Samsung asks ITC to ban some of Ericsson's telecom equipment in the U.S.

Samsung asks ITC to ban some of Ericsson's telecom equipment in the U.S.
Should Ericsson be surprised that Samsung filed on Friday with the U.S. ITC seeking a sales and import ban on certain of Ericsson's telecom equipment products? Samsung also is suing Ericsson for allegedly infringing on seven of Sammy's patents. 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.

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".

source: Reuters

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12 Comments

1. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

6. syedzain

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Samsung is copying apple again ;-)

2. christumaini

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

In technology world.... Patent might be the hottest. News of the year..2012/13. ...

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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: Aug 11, 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: Oct 25, 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: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung and Ericsson should settle. Apple lose their publicity war because of their silly lawsuits.

8. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 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 unregistered

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: 783; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Sammy with all his cash is getting bullish.

11. dwgit

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

I guess Samsung is the bully now smh

12. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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..

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