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US: Samsung/Microsoft judge denies delay attempt

 |  November 19, 2014

Samsung failed to have its lawsuit with Microsoft be put on hold after it requested the case be paused while it pursues an arbitration proceeding in Hong Kong, say reports.

US District Judge Jed Rakoff said the lawsuit would continue despite Samsung’s request. According to reports, Samsung has filed a request for arbitration with the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong to resolve the matter.

Microsoft sued Samsung earlier this year on claims the South Korean firm violated terms of the companies’ business partnership. That 2011 collaboration involved Samsung paying royalties for Microsoft patent licenses for Samsung-made phones that ran the Microsoft-owned Android operating system.

Microsoft says Samsung still owes nearly $7 million in interest on the more than $1 billion in patent royalties the company has refused to pay.

But Samsung argues that Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s handset operations last April violated the 2011 agreement and placed Microsoft in direct competition with Samsung.

Full content: Recode.net

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