Samsung on all fronts – Ericsson files patent suit!!


Samsung certainly doesn’t lack for courtroom enemies. As its patent war with Apple escalates, it now finds itself facing off with mobile infrastructure titan Ericsson, which is suing Samsung for allegedly infringing on its vast networking patent portfolio. According to Ericsson, Samsung entered into a licensing agreement with Ericsson in 2001 for the latter’s 30,000 patents relating to technologies ranging from Wi-Fi to GSM and LTE. They renewed the agreement in 2007, but after failing to reach a third renewal agreement following two years of negotiations, Samsung let the deal expire, Ericsson chief intellectual property officer Kasim Alfalahi said in a phone interview.