Mobile phone companies Samsung Electronics and Ericsson are locked in yet another telecommunications patent battle. Previously Ericsson filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC), accusing Samsung of infringing some of its patents. Samsung has now filed a counter complaint, and is seeking a ban on the import and sales of some Ericsson products in the US.
Explaining its latest move, Samsung said in a statement “We have sought to negotiate with Ericsson in good faith. However, Ericsson has proven unwilling to continue such negotiations by making unreasonable claims, which it is now trying to enforce in court … Under such circumstances, we have no choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our company.”
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