Samsung Electronics has approached the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against Ericsson accusing it of infringing on seven of its patents. In its plaint Samsung has sought ban on sales of some of Ericsson’s products.
Samsung said that the products include telecommunications networking equipment, such as base stations.
"We have sought to negotiate with Ericsson in good faith. However, Ericsson has proven unwilling to continue such negotiations by making unreasonable claims, which it is now trying to enforce in court," Samsung Electronics said in a statement.
Earlier this month Ericsson had aked the ITC to ban dozens of Samsung's popular smartphones, tablets and televisions for alleged patent infringement.
Products in Ericsson’s sights include, amongst others, Samsung's Galaxy S III and SII, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note 10.1 as well as a long list of Samsung televisions and media players.