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Samsung, Ericsson call 3G truce

updated 01:00 pm EDT, Mon July 9, 2007

Samsung and Ericsson Truce

Samsung and Ericsson today agreed to drop lawsuits filed against each other, ending a patent dispute between the cellphone makers relating chiefly to their use of 3G Internet technology. The two firms have struck a cross-licensing deal that will let either company develop their phones without further legal trouble relating to the patents. Neither company has commented on the deal.

The gesture ends threats of a potential stalemate in the cellphone business, which would have seen either Samsung or Sony-Ericsson devices and a potentially costly settlement. Samsung had first sued Ericsson in February 2006 over the matter but was counter-sued twice by its Swedish rival, which accused it of treading not only on 3G patents relating to WCDMA (HSDPA) but also basic GSM calling network techniques.



By Electronista Staff
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