Samsung settles with InterDigital

James Middleton

November 25, 2008

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Samsung settles with InterDigital

Another wireless patent dispute was put to bed this week, as technology firm InterDigital struck a deal with Korean vendor Samsung, ending a long standing dispute.

Samsung’s US operation had been in trouble with InterDigital over the sale of 2G products, as well as various 3G patent used in sales of products through 2012.

Under the terms of the agreement, Samsung has now been granted a royalty bearing license covering the sale of all 3G products, built under both the WCDMA and cdma2000 standards, through 2012.

The agreement also ended the payment disputes regarding Samsung’s royalty obligations for sales of 2G products and coincidentally, comes a day before the US International Trade Commission (ITC) was due to decide whether to put a ban on the import of Samsung phones because of the allegations.

Earlier in the year, InterDigital struck a similar deal with Nokia in the UK, over allegations that the Finnish vendor was also infringing on its patents.

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James Middleton

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