Ericsson and Samsung Electronics fail to agree on a renewal of patent licensing conditions. By Paul Rasmussen.
Ericsson said its legal action comes after nearly two years of talks with Samsung to renew a FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) patent licensing agreement on the same terms that it had previously accepted.
Ericsson said in a statement that it has concluded that it has no option other than legal action after talks have not been successful since Samsung has refused to take a license on FRAND terms.
The Swedish-based company said Samsung previously licensed the patents in 2001 and 2007, but after Ericsson extended an offer to renew the license for a third time Samsung refused to agree to the terms.
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