Microsoft Sues Samsung to Collect Unpaid Patent Royalties

David Howard, Microsoft deputy general counsel:

After becoming the leading player in the worldwide smartphone market, Samsung decided late last year to stop complying with its agreement with Microsoft. In September 2013, after Microsoft announced it was acquiring the Nokia Devices and Services business, Samsung began using the acquisition as an excuse to breach its contract. Curiously, Samsung did not ask the court to decide whether the Nokia acquisition invalidated its contract with Microsoft, likely because it knew its position was meritless.

They just stopped paying. You have to love Samsung’s shamelessness.

Friday, 1 August 2014