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(Computerworld (Australia))   Not news: International Trade Commission gets yet another complaint asking it to ban popular Samsung products from the US. News: Apple's not even involved. Fark: Ericsson is still in business?   (computerworld.com.au) divider line 23
    More: Unlikely, Samsung Electronics, Ericsson, Commission, United States, ITC, Galaxy Tabs, Eastern District of Texas, U.S. International Trade Commission  
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2012-12-04 10:20:58 AM  
Too late biatches! I already have my Galaxy!
 
2012-12-04 12:05:36 PM  
Silly Ericsson; you have to have a domestic market to go through the ITC.
 
2012-12-04 12:20:52 PM  

bacongood: Silly Ericsson; you have to have a domestic market to go through the ITC.


Fun fact: Ericsson provides the network backbone for at least one major provider, and performs work for all of the majors.

///
 
2012-12-04 12:21:22 PM  
Subby is should stop listening to Gruber and know Ericsson is doing just fine.

// Erlang forever
 
2012-12-04 12:30:21 PM  
Didn't Ericsson partner up with Apple, Microsoft, RIM and Sony to outbid Google on those Nortel patents last year?

...Yep, found it: http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/12/rockstar-consortium-patent-licensing /
The DOJ's mandated waiting period is up and now they're heading out to sue competitors ...or just Android. This is what kinda of pushed Google into buying Motorola - so, that they'd have some defense against these guys.
 
2012-12-04 01:03:27 PM  

afmrick: Didn't Ericsson partner up with Apple, Microsoft, RIM and Sony to outbid Google on those Nortel patents last year?

...Yep, found it: http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/12/rockstar-consortium-patent-licensing /
The DOJ's mandated waiting period is up and now they're heading out to sue competitors ...or just Android. This is what kinda of pushed Google into buying Motorola - so, that they'd have some defense against these guys.


Not quite. The patents in question are used for industry standards that Samsung has been licensing from Ericsson for years. The contract expired on the current license, and Ericsson jacked the price of the portfolio up. Samsung refused to pay, so Ericsson is taking them to court. It sounds like Ericsson just got jealous of all the money Samsung's been raking in and wanted a larger slice of the pie.

I'm torn on this. While I agree the portfolio may be more valuable because of increased mobile adoption rates and whatnot, this kinda flies in the face of the entire idea of 'standard essential' patents. I was under the impression (probably mistakenly) that the reason FRAND licensing exists is to prevent this sort of thing. It would seem rather counter-productive to allow patents to be built into industry standards, and then let the patent holders continuously jack up rates when they know the licensees have no choice but to keep paying up.
 
2012-12-04 01:54:36 PM  
The handset business? No, Ericsson sold all that to Sony. As mentioned, though, they're still a major player in the network business and actually runs Sprint's for them.
 
2012-12-04 02:11:18 PM  
www.3g.co.uk

Ericsson makes that thing in the middle.

/along with Huawei and Nokia/Siemens
 
2012-12-04 02:14:34 PM  

The Bestest: The handset business? No, Ericsson sold all that to Sony. As mentioned, though, they're still a major player in the network business and actually runs Sprint's for them.


That explains why Sprint's network is shiat.
 
2012-12-04 02:56:54 PM  
GS III, cold dead hands, etc.

/on Verizon, so no Nexus 4 love for me :(
 
2012-12-04 03:55:11 PM  

Driedsponge: The patents in question are used for industry standards that Samsung has been licensing from Ericsson for years. The contract expired on the current license, and Ericsson jacked the price of the portfolio up. Samsung refused to pay, so Ericsson is taking them to court.


The Bestest: The handset business? No, Ericsson sold all that to Sony.


Hmm, so, they have patents that they themselves aren't implementing, just suing other people who make things that implement them? Sounds a little patent-trollish.

Sadly, they're Swedish, so I can't insert a Finntroll reference... Oh, what the hell.

g.purevolumecdn.com

/a thread can always use more Finntroll. And besides, they sing mostly in Swedish.
 
2012-12-04 04:40:05 PM  

mccoma: Subby is should stop listening to Gruber and know Ericsson is doing just fine.

// Erlang forever


At first I was all

www.the-iss.com

But then I was

swordofelysium.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-04 08:42:19 PM  
Well, this was a short thread, compared to what we get when Apple sues Samsung. I guess Samsung isn't paying anybody to spread anti-Ericsson propaganda.
 
2012-12-04 09:40:33 PM  

bingethinker: Well, this was a short thread, compared to what we get when Apple sues Samsung. I guess Samsung isn't paying anybody to spread anti-Ericsson propaganda.


That's silly. Apple's not paying people to spread propaganda. The fanbois do it for free.
 
2012-12-04 10:53:20 PM  
i.imgur.com

finnished: Apple's not paying people to spread propaganda.

 
Yahoo News comes to mind.
 
2012-12-05 04:29:55 AM  

finnished: bingethinker: Well, this was a short thread, compared to what we get when Apple sues Samsung. I guess Samsung isn't paying anybody to spread anti-Ericsson propaganda.

That's silly. Apple's not paying people to spread propaganda. The fanbois do it for free.


And the anti-Apple zombies parrot whatever is pumped into their empty heads.
 
2012-12-05 06:13:20 AM  

bingethinker: finnished: bingethinker: Well, this was a short thread, compared to what we get when Apple sues Samsung. I guess Samsung isn't paying anybody to spread anti-Ericsson propaganda.

That's silly. Apple's not paying people to spread propaganda. The fanbois do it for free.

And the anti-Apple zombies parrot whatever is pumped into their empty heads.


zombies parrot whatever is pumped into their empty heads is around 90% of life easily, IMHO. seriously. good luck meeting someone that has an original thought. we are all sponges of our environment. so forget about that just applying to someone who likes or dislikes Apple products. seriously.

it's people not realizing they are parrots that make college degrees seem like something worth attaining for the masses, who are unto themselves nitwits not worthy of schooling.
 
2012-12-05 06:57:12 AM  

bingethinker: finnished: bingethinker: Well, this was a short thread, compared to what we get when Apple sues Samsung. I guess Samsung isn't paying anybody to spread anti-Ericsson propaganda.

That's silly. Apple's not paying people to spread propaganda. The fanbois do it for free.

And the anti-Apple zombies parrot whatever is pumped into their empty heads.


I wouldn't let it bother me, if I were you. This thread isn't really about Apple - a lot of things aren't, actually.
 
2012-12-05 08:29:43 AM  

KrispyKritter: bingethinker: finnished: bingethinker: Well, this was a short thread, compared to what we get when Apple sues Samsung. I guess Samsung isn't paying anybody to spread anti-Ericsson propaganda.

That's silly. Apple's not paying people to spread propaganda. The fanbois do it for free.

And the anti-Apple zombies parrot whatever is pumped into their empty heads.

zombies parrot whatever is pumped into their empty heads is around 90% of life easily, IMHO. seriously. good luck meeting someone that has an original thought. we are all sponges of our environment. so forget about that just applying to someone who likes or dislikes Apple products. seriously.

it's people not realizing they are parrots that make college degrees seem like something worth attaining for the masses, who are unto themselves nitwits not worthy of schooling.


i'm still amazed people take the "smartphone wars" so seriously, it makes PC vs. Mac seem civil and tame, it's largely why i can't wait for the smartphone market to saturate and implode like every electronics bubble does
 
2012-12-05 09:06:30 AM  

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: bacongood: Silly Ericsson; you have to have a domestic market to go through the ITC.

Fun fact: Ericsson provides the network backbone for at least one major provider, and performs work for all of the majors.

///


Are they suing over patents related to the network backbone? if not, that means nothing.
 
2012-12-05 10:08:29 AM  

AdamK: i'm still amazed people take the "smartphone wars" so seriously, it makes PC vs. Mac seem civil and tame, it's largely why i can't wait for the smartphone market to saturate and implode like every electronics bubble does


That PC bubble will be popping any day now.
 
2012-12-05 10:25:59 AM  
No love for the Koreans.
 
2012-12-05 01:32:20 PM  

Mentat: AdamK: i'm still amazed people take the "smartphone wars" so seriously, it makes PC vs. Mac seem civil and tame, it's largely why i can't wait for the smartphone market to saturate and implode like every electronics bubble does

That PC bubble will be popping any day now.


it already popped a decade ago, we went from huge growth to a slow decline
 
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