Ericsson Seeking US Import Ban Against Samsung

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. dgstorm
    Offline

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    7,180
    Likes Received:
    1,343
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    [​IMG]

    When you are at the top of the heap, it certainly seems like everyone wants to either knock you off or at least take some of your lunch money. That is what is happening to Samsung right now. They managed to oust Apple as the reigning global king of mobile smartphones just recently, and now everyone is coming out of the shadows to take a shot at them. While Samsung is busy defending itself from and counter-attacking Apple in over a dozen courts around the world, it looks like they will have to fend off an attack from Ericsson as well.

    Ericsson, the Swedish telecoms gear maker and former partner with Sony, has just filed suit in the US against Samsung asking for an import ban on Samsung products. This report did not specify which specific Samsung products were named, but Ericsson claims that several of Samsung's devices infringe upon their patents. Here's a quote with some additional detail,

    So, basically it looks like Ericsson originally had a FRAND patent arrangement with Samsung, but now that Sammy is raking in the dough at the top of the food chain, Ericsson wants to have a bigger piece of the pie. I guess that's the order of business for the business world. It's like a cut-throat gladiatorial combat arena...

    Source: Reuters
  2. 94lt1
    Offline

    94lt1 DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    11,516
    Likes Received:
    689
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    SE TX
    Seems to me like Ericson is just trying to drum up publicity... even negative press is press.. last time I even owned an Ericson device was way back when the z525 was out... and they were paired with Sony.
  3. CJM
    Offline

    CJM Developer Relations Staff Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    9,365
    Likes Received:
    551
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Mississippi Gulf Coast
    A Cypress Hill song comes to mind when I read that;

  4. Tillmorn
    Offline

    Tillmorn Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    If they already had a FRAND agreement with Samsung, how could they now be trying to sue? Wouldn't that potentially be in violation of their current terms? Seems that any lawyer worth their salt would have included some type of clause that prohibits such actions. But perhaps that does not imply if these are patents outside the original agreement...
  5. molanjames
    Offline

    molanjames New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Another reson, how (non iOS users) people buying r preferring to buy htc,Sony,lg, mobile,, people feels like, they r ashamed of using Shamesung products
  6. jayman350
    Offline

    jayman350 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Lowell, Ma
    what world does that make sense in? Hasn't GS3 broken all sorts of sales records, and now the Note II is blowing up as well. Doesn't seem like people are ashamed of using Samsung at all.

    I agree that I think this is just Ericsson trying to drum up publicity
  7. johnomaz
    Offline

    johnomaz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,461
    Likes Received:
    249
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Central Valley, California
    Thats my thoughts. It sounds like extortion. They signed an agreement but now that Samsung is big, they want more money or are going to try to put a ban in place. F Erricson.

    Pretty much. I see more than enough S3s in on the street to say no one cares. They are selling millions and millions and it keeps going up. Most people outside the Android community really have no idea about all the lawsuits and stuff.
  8. fish1552
    Offline

    fish1552 Premium Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    652
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Savannah area of Coastal Georgia, USA
    And nevermind the number of people walking around with Galaxy Nexus still. Or any number of older Samsung products that they still love, like all those tablets.
  9. jspradling7
    Offline

    jspradling7 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    793
    Likes Received:
    204
    Trophy Points:
    43
    I couldn't even make sense of the post. : )
  10. sweeeeet
    Online

    sweeeeet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    8,373
    Likes Received:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    48
    i cant get passed the title.... ericsson still exists? lololol
  11. mountainbikermark
    Offline

    mountainbikermark DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,390
    Likes Received:
    472
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Last time I owned an Ericsson product they weren't owned by Sony and they were made near Lynchburg Va. It's been that long ago

    Support Our Troops!!!
    <><
    A Rezound phone was used for this Tapatalk post
  12. sweeeeet
    Online

    sweeeeet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    8,373
    Likes Received:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    48
  13. RETG
    Offline

    RETG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2010
    Messages:
    491
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    West of the Rockies, East of the Pacific
    The theory of taking from those with big pockets is not exclusive to the business world. People sue other people, and businesses every day and juries give them money based on the model that if they have big pockets, they can afford to lose money.
Search tags for this page

the first samsung mobile phone