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Samsung Retaliates Against Ericsson With Patent Complaint 43

Posted by timothy
from the scrap-it-already dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The wireless patent wars don't pause at Christmas time, keeping numerous IP lawyers (and a certain litigation watcher) busy even at this time of year. No one seriously expected Samsung to turn the other cheek when Ericsson sued it and requested a U.S. import ban against a host of Galaxy devices. The Korean electronics giant, which is increasingly competing with Ericsson in the telecoms infrastructure market, just filed an ITC complaint of its own. The title of the complaint is Certain Wireless Communication Equipment and Articles Therein. That description would apply to dozens, no: hundreds, of patent lawsuits in the world. The complaint has not been published yet, but it would be out of character for Samsung not to assert some of its patents on wireless industry standards (and maybe some others, too)." (Also at the BBC.)
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Samsung Retaliates Against Ericsson With Patent Complaint

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  • FIR-*ahghakkk* Sorry about that, just had to kill the stupid side of myself. But subject says all.
  • patentwars.slashdot.org
    or
    idiotic-patents.slashdot.org
    or
    thermonuclear.slashdot.org
    or
    something else; too many articles these days about patents and such. Maybe Armageddon is at hand?

    • patentwars.slashdot.org or idiotic-patents.slashdot.org or thermonuclear.slashdot.org or something else; too many articles these days about patents and such. Maybe Armageddon is at hand?

      I've been thinking the same thing for several months now. There seem to be more stories about tech companies suing each other than anything else on /. anymore.

      Does anyone else remember when /. reported tech news and was not a tech patent lawsuit site?

      • by jc42 (318812)

        There seem to be more stories about tech companies suing each other than anything else on /. anymore.

        That's because, in the US, that's about the only new technical development that's happening. Anything actually productive has fled to parts of the world where such things are still legal. ;-)

        • by tlhIngan (30335)

          There seem to be more stories about tech companies suing each other than anything else on /. anymore.

          That's because, in the US, that's about the only new technical development that's happening. Anything actually productive has fled to parts of the world where such things are still legal. ;-)

          Or because most of the other news articles generally deteriorate into flame wars.

          Facebook announces something! Comments: Facebook sucks. It steals your information, blah blah blah.

          Google announces something! Comments:

  • That covers just about anything.

    Even "Certain Wireless Communication Equipment and Articles Therein".

    • by Intropy (2009018)

      Sorry, I hold the patent for doing stuff without things. Doing stuff with things is just doing stuff without things but with things. You are hereby directed to cease and desist all doings. You may license the technology for the fair and reasonable obligation of twelve years indentured servitude. In the event your location prohibits such servitude, you may relocate prior to licensing. Please note that relocating and licensing both constitute doing stuff and will incur penalties unless you have already licens

    • My patent for "Doing Stuff with Things" that covers just about anything.

      Fortunately, according to bosses around the world, your patent doesn't apply to Slashdot commenters: "You're not doing anything! Get back to Work!"

  • The title of the complaint is Certain Wireless Communication Equipment and Articles Therein. That description would apply to dozens, no: hundreds, of patent lawsuits in the world. The complaint has not been published yet,

    Wrong. The referenced site, fosspatents.com has this update, in a separate blog post:

    Meanwhile I've been able to download a copy of Samsung's complaint and can provide more information on the patents-in-suit and the products and technologies at issue.

    and then it goes on to list the 7 pate

  • Samsung Techwin makes the K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer.

  • Like everyone else lawyers need to get something nice at this time of year. What better than to initiate some nice expensive legal action! With a bit of luck it will keep them going until Santa comes again.

  • http://topnews.us/content/251574-ericsson-lay-1500-employees-sweden [topnews.us]

    No wonder Ericsson desperately wants money.

  • The title of the complaint is Certain Wireless Communication Equipment and Articles Therein. That description would apply to dozens, no: hundreds, of patent lawsuits in the world.

    "The title of the complaint is 'State v. Jones'. That description would apply to dozens, no: hundreds, of criminal actions in the world."

    Similar concept. The title is irrelevant, Subby. It simply identifies the general subject matter as a way of checking to see if you've got the right suit, because if you have a single digit typo in your case number, you might get "Balloon Dissection Devices" or "Olive Oil" or "Ground Fault Interrupters and Products" [usitc.gov]. I'm not sure whether this was an attempt to spread FUD

  • This is definitely right up there with Apple suing Samsung when Samsung makes their screens and leases them patents. Obviously backlash was coming! You know what they always say: Those in glass houses shouldn't throw cell phones.

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