updated 03:50 pm EDT, Thu August 3, 2006
Ericsson Sues Samsung
When 2005 came to an end, so too did a legion of technology patent agreements between the cellphone maker Ericsson (one half of the Sony-Ericsson alliance) and Samsung. No one seems to have told Samsung this, if you believe Ericsson. Samsung is still selling cellphones made while those patent agreements were in force, according to Ericsson, and the latter company is suing to stop production of those phones after attempts to strike a new agreement fell flat. The legal process began in February when Ericsson filed suit regarding EDGE, GPRS, and GSM patents; today marks the second phase, covering CDMA and WCDMA network patents.