BRIEF-Ericsson sues Samsung for patent infringement in the US

STOCKHOLM Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:41am EST

STOCKHOLM Nov 27 (Reuters) - ERICSSON : * Ericsson takes action for fair and reasonable patent licensing * Says has filed a patent infringement action against Samsung after it refused

to sign a license agreement on FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) terms, despite two years of negotiations * Says has today filed a lawsuit in the United States against Samsung for

infringing its patents, after nearly two years of negotiations failed to reach an agreement * Says dispute concerns both Ericsson's patented technology that is essential to several telecommunications and networking standards used by Samsung's products as well as other of Ericsson's patented inventions that are frequently implemented in wireless and consumer electronics products * says Samsung refused to renew its license to Ericsson's industry leading portfolio of telecommunications patents on the same ("FRAND") terms that its competitors have previously accepted.