Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Samsung requests ITC ban on Ericsson products in patent row

updated 11:10 am EST, Wed December 26, 2012

Request mirrors similar ban complaint by Ericsson one month ago

Samsung has filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission, seeking a ban in the US on the import and sale of Ericsson devices. The ban request comes less than a month after Ericsson requested the same ban on Samsung devices, with both ITC complaints stemming from the patent dispute between the two companies.

Nam Ki-Yung, a Samsung spokesman speaking to the Wall Street Journal, claims that Ericsson violates seven patents owned by the South Korean electronics manufacturer, and that Ericsson is "unwilling" to continue negotiations with Samsung, with "unreasonable claims" being blamed. Ericsson's own statement at the time of its ITC complaint called the request for banning products a "part of the process," and that "Our goal is that they sign license agreements on reasonable terms."

Each side differs in what it believes are "reasonable terms" in license negotiations over standard essential patents. Samsung is arguing that the fees involved are too high and should be lowered, though Ericsson, the recipient of said fees, believes that reducing the fee would give Samsung an unfair advantage in competing with other Ericsson patent license holders.

Samsung has not enjoyed its time in US-based courts, with its infamous $1.05 billion loss in a patent infringement case against Apple being its most costly litigious engagement so far.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015)

Although the new darling of the Apple MacBook line up is the all-new MacBook, Apple has given its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Ret ...

Seagate Wireless

It seems like no matter how much internal storage is included today's mobile devices, we, as users, will always find a way to fill the ...

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (Android, 10.1-inch)

Lenovo is building a bigger name for itself year after year, including its devices expanding beyond desktop computers. The company's l ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News