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ERICSSON-SAMSUNG-ELEC-PATENTS: Opening in the USA of an investigation after Ericsson's complaint against Samsung
by David Shepardson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US Federal International Trade Commission (ITC) said on Tuesday it would open an investigation after Ericsson filed a complaint against Samsung Electronics by accusing it of having infringed some of its patents relating to 4G and 5G communication systems.
Ericsson, which filed a complaint with the ITC on January 15, also sued Samsung in district court in Texas last month on similar charges and accused the South Korean giant of having moreover breached contractual commitments on the payment of royalties.
In a press release announcing the initiation of the investigation, the ITC said it had "not yet taken any decision on the merits of the case". An administrative judge will schedule an evidence hearing and then decide whether or not there is a violation, the commission said.
The last dispute over patent royalties between the two groups dates back to 2012. It then took two years to resolve this conflict, Samsung notably agreeing to pay the Swedish group $ 650 million to put an end to their legal battle.
(David Shepardson; French version Jean Terzian)
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