Telecommunication Patent Infringement

The mobile giant Ericsson has filed a new claim against its equally successful competitor Samsung in a court in Texas, USA for Patent Infringement.

The claim particularised that Samsung has infringed on Ericsson mobile phone patents. In February 2006, Ericsson filed successive claims in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the US after the two companies failed to agree terms for a renewal of patent licenses.

 Ericsson originally signed a licensing deal with Samsung in 2002 for use of its patents related to several mobile phone technologies.

 Ericsson and Samsung are not the only two mobile phone companies involved in this IP battle over patent license renewals. Other players include, Nokia and Qualcomm who are also in the midst of a bitter renegotiation process.

 Qualcomm has filed a complaint against Nokia with the US International Trade Commission and Nokia has filed a complaint against Qualcomm with the European Commission.Â

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