Ericsson Sues Samsung Over Refusal To License Patents

Law360, New York (November 27, 2012, 3:45 PM EST) -- Ericsson Inc. said in Texas federal court Tuesday that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s refusal to license Ericsson telecommunication patents, despite lengthy negotiations involving senior management from both companies, left the plaintiff with no choice but to file suit.

Ericsson and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson lodged two complaints against Samsung that say nearly two years of discussions had failed to bear fruit. The complaints claim Samsung would not agree to renew an expired license on Ericsson's telecom patent portfolio on the same “fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms," or...
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Ericsson Inc. et al v. Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., et al


Case Number

6:12-cv-00894

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Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Patent

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Leonard Davis

Date Filed

November 26, 2012

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