Samsung reaches agreement with patent troll on use of 3G and 4G patents

Samsung reaches agreement with patent troll on use of 3G and 4G patents
Samsung and InterDigital have reached a multi-year agreement that resolves all of the pending litigation between the two companies. The agreement calls for Samsung to make royalty payments to InterDigital for use of the patents in question. Samsung will be responsible to make these royalty payments based on its sales of 3G and 4G enabled wireless devices.

Last year, a trio of smartphone manufacturers, ZTE, Huawei and Nokia, were found not liable by the ITC in a patent dispute with InterDigital. The latter is a company that purchases patents and then defends them in court, otherwise known as a patent troll. Back in January of 2009, Samsung paid InterDigital $400 million after deciding not to enter into a royalty agreement with them, at that time.


Terms of today's agreement were not disclosed.

source: InterDigital via Phonescoop

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