Samsung faces two-front patent war as Ericsson files suit in Texas

Posted by BernardSwiss on Nov 28, 2012 11:47 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Joe Mullin
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Samsung is already embroiled in a worldwide patent fight with Apple, but the company will now face a patent attack from another direction. Swedish telecom giant Ericsson sued Samsung today, saying the Korean company wouldn't renew a patent cross-licensing agreement after two years of negotiation.

Samsung refused a deal on terms that the rest of the industry has accepted, Ericsson representatives said today. The specific terms offered weren't disclosed, but documents show they were "Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory," or FRAND. Just what constitutes a FRAND rate is very much in dispute right now, however, with multiple US federal courts and the US International Trade Commission considering the issue.

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