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Korean research institute sues 22 phone makers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Jan 2010 21:47 User comments (5)

Korean research institute sues 22 phone makers South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has sued 22 mobile phone makers over patent violations, including the world's largest mobile company, Nokia.
ETRI is accusing the manufacturers of violating up to seven patents in reference to 3G mobile telecommunications standards, including wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA).

Officials say they hope to make back $268 million USD in royalties, and have already settled some for about $16 million.

The ETRI has about 170 patents for international mobile standards and commercialized CDMA in 1996.

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5 user comments

114.1.2010 1:10

imagine a world where everything was open standards and we develop technology for each other and not profit

214.1.2010 8:59

Originally posted by Hopium:
imagine a world where everything was open standards and we develop technology for each other and not profit
Don't bogart that joint, my friend,
Pass it over to meeeee.....

415.1.2010 9:42

Originally posted by Hopium:
imagine a world where everything was open standards and we develop technology for each other and not profit

Imagine a world where you can't get profit of your work, and stop smoking pot, dude.


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516.1.2010 9:04

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