Short of IT workers at home, Israeli startups recruit elsewhere
TEL AVIV When Alexey Chalimov founded software design firm Eastern Peak in Israel four years ago he knew he would not find the developers he needed at home.
STOCKHOLM Ericsson, the world's biggest telecom network equipment maker, said on Tuesday it had filed a suit in the United States against Samsung Electronics Co for patent infringement.
Sweden's Ericsson said in a statement it had sued after Samsung had not renewed a license to use unspecified technology on the same terms - called the Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) terms - that competitors have previously accepted.
"The dispute concerns both Ericsson's patented technology that is essential to several telecommunications and networking standards used by Samsung's products as well as other of Ericsson's patented inventions that are frequently implemented in wireless and consumer electronics products," it said.
A Samsung spokeswoman said the South Korean company, the world's largest cell phone and television maker, was looking into the report and had no immediate comment.
An Ericsson spokesman declined to comment on the size of the lawsuit.
Ericsson's intellectual property right net revenues amounted to 6.2 billion Swedish crowns in 2011.
The complaint is filed in the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
(Reporting by Anna Ringstrom)
MILAN Italy's Open Fiber is close to agreeing a deal with ACEA to use the utility's infrastructure for the roll-out of ultrafast broadband in Rome, two sources close to the matter said on Monday.