Ericsson sues Sendo over patents
Mar 23 2005 - 11:33 AM ET | In The News
Ericsson has filed
a patent infringement lawsuit against Sendo. Suits were filed against Sendo in Britain (Sendo's home country), Germany and the Netherlands. Ericsson is claiming Sendo is using patented GSM and GPRS technologies without a license:
bq. "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.
Besides monetary damages, Ericsson is seeking a ruling to suspend the sale and marketing of Sendo's GSM mobile phones. Sendo has accused Ericsson of unfair licensing tactics that make it difficult for companies to enter the GSM market.
Sendo announced the X2
last month at 3GSM.