Microsoft And Samsung’s Patent Contract Dispute Will Go To Trial In February 2015

Last month, we reported that Microsoft has filed a legal action against Samsung in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. The reason behind was that Samsung has stopped paying patent royalties as per the contract it signed in 2011 pointing out reasons like Microsoft has now acquired Nokia’s Devices and Services business. We all know that Microsoft and Samsung need each other. While Microsoft is a leader on software front, Samsung leads in the hardware. Today, Korea Times reported that Microsoft and Samsung has now resumed talks to resolve this contract issue. However, the case which was already filed in Southern District of New York about a month ago could go to trial in February or March 2015 barring an unexpected delay.

Fosspatents commented the following regarding this case,

The sooner the Microsoft v. Samsung contract matter is clarified, the better. That also appears to be the opinion of Judge Rakoff, who has set a case schedule that culminates in a mid-February final pretrial conference, suggesting that this case could go to trial in February or March 2015 barring an unexpected delay.

Source: FOSS Patents

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