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SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday it had filed a complaint against Ericsson with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), requesting a U.S. import ban and sales ban on some of the Swedish telecoms equipment maker's products.

Samsung limiting consumer choice.... and in line with the EU's claims that they are abusing some of their telecom patents.

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Edited by born2bwild - 12/25/12 at 5:21pm
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The action taken on Friday by the world's top smartphone maker, which accused Ericsson of breaching seven of its patents, came after Ericsson requested an ITC U.S. import ban on Samsung products and sued the South Korean firm for patent infringement.
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With Ericsson suffering a big drop in sales at its network unit, down 17 percent in the third quarter, it is turning to the courts to maintain its patent income, part of a wider trend where big technology names are fiercely protecting intellectual property as global sales of tablets and smartphones boom.
more like Ericsson fired the first shot
Edited by Namwons - 12/25/12 at 5:25pm
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Samsung limiting consumer choice.... and in line with the EU's claims that they are abusing some of their telecom patents.
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You should probably read the article yourself before you post it.


Samsung is just defending itself. The footnote about the Apple issue is solely them defending themselves from Apple's attacks. If they can patent rounded corners and win a lawsuit over it then Samsung should have every right to block them from their own patents. Ericsson shouldn't have sued Samsung and tried to get their stuff blocked as it's just going to cause a retaliation. Companies will always defend themselves just like everyday people will, they aren't going to sit back and let others take advantage of them.
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Guess we all know what the TC is.

Also, it doesn't really matter if Samsung sues anyone or not. They were one of the later entries into a competitive market. They're not really in a position to defend their "status". Their growth is simply a show of good business, unlike Apple, the original smartphone monopoly who tries to block competition to save their shrinking market share.
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Samsung is just defending itself.

Ericsson sued Samsung for patent infringement, and in retribution, Samsung is abusing its enormous telecom patent portfolio to threaten Ericsson. If they wanted to fight back justly, they would have fought back the Ericsson ITC ban request, not abuse their telecom patents to bully Ericsson into a deal.

There is no way to spin this in Samsung's favor. They are abusing their patents, the EU's trade commission noticed it, and the US ITC will soon as well. Just like some Apple patents that were invalidated, Samsung telecom patents risk being invalidated too.
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Ericsson still makes Android phones?
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Ericsson sued Samsung for patent infringement, and in retribution, Samsung is abusing its enormous telecom patent portfolio to threaten Ericsson. If they wanted to fight back justly, they would have fought back the Ericsson ITC ban request, not abuse their telecom patents to bully Ericsson into a deal.

Samsung is fighting back "justly". All major corporations send a suit right back at the person who is suing them in cases like this. It is part of keeping the competition busy with its own worries and have a chance to win back some money or cause just as much damage to the other guy. Its "smart" tactics. and even though companies should really just do things legally and right the first time, the world doesnt work that way so none of this behavior will stop anytime in the near future.
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Samsung is just defending itself.

Ericsson sued Samsung for patent infringement, and in retribution, Samsung is abusing its enormous telecom patent portfolio to threaten Ericsson. If they wanted to fight back justly, they would have fought back the Ericsson ITC ban request, not abuse their telecom patents to bully Ericsson into a deal.

........

Do you even read the articles you post?
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"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,"

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Gotta love Ericsson ... abuse someone elses patents, refuse to negotiate, then sues them. rolleyes.gif
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