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Ericsson Sues Sendo over GSM and GPRS Licensing

Ericsson has struck up a lawsuit in three countries against the Britain-based mobile phone company Sendo for an alleged patent infringement. They claim that Sendo’s mobile phones infringe on different Ericsson patents including GSM and GPRS.

Ericsson is seeking an injunction against the continued sale and marketing of Sendo’s mobile products that infringe on the patents. They also say that Sendo has not signed a licence agreement with them for use of their technology.

“We believe that Sendo is using Ericsson patented technology, but they have so far not signed a license agreement with Ericsson. Under these circumstances we have no choice but to take Sendo to court,” said company spokesman Kasim Alfalahi. “Basically, all we ask is that companies who use technology invented by Ericsson compensate us for this, the same way we are prepared to compensate others for our use of their technology,” he continued.

Most companies which sell GSM and GPRS phones have license deals with Ericsson, the patent holders for GSM and GPRS technology.

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