The Straits Times
Published on Dec 26, 2012

Samsung seeks US sales ban on some Ericsson products


(REUTERS) - Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday that it had filed a complaint against Ericsson with the United States (US)  International Trade Commission (ITC), requesting a US import ban and sales ban on some of the Swedish telecoms equipment maker's products.

The action taken on Friday by the world's top smartphone maker, which accused Ericsson of breaching seven of its patents, came after Ericsson requested an ITC US import ban on Samsung products and sued the South Korean firm for patent infringement.

"We have sought to negotiate with Ericsson in good faith.

However, Ericsson has proven unwilling to continue such negotiations by making unreasonable claims, which it is now trying to enforce in court," Samsung Electronics said in a statement.