Ericsson Charges Samsung With Patent Infringement

Law360, New York (February 24, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Talks between Swedish handset maker Ericsson Inc. and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. took a turn for the worse this week when Ericsson filed a suit in four countries alleging the mobile phone maker is infringing a number of its patents.

The two companies have been at odds since last year due to an inability to reach an agreement regarding expired royalty payments on a number of Ericsson’s patents that Samsung has licensed.

“We are asking Samsung to renew the license under fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory...
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