Report: Samsung loses patent infringement case in China

23.12.2008
Samsung Electronics has reportedly been ordered to pay compensation to a Chinese company for violating a patent for a dual-mode cell phone.

The Intermediate People's Court in Hangzhou, a city in eastern China, ordered Samsung to pay 50 million yuan (US$7.3 million) to Holley Communications (Holleycomm), according to a Xinhua News Agency

However, Holleycomm is not satisfied with the damages and intends to seek more from Samsung, the report said.

"We are sincere to hold discussions with Samsung in an attempt to resolve the issue of compensation," said Ge Chen, an executive director at Holleycomm, quoted by Xinhua.

A Samsung Electronics spokeswoman in Seoul declined to comment on the Xinhua report. "We haven't been notified by the court," she said.

Holley filed suit against Samsung last year, comparing its lawsuit to demands by foreign vendors that Chinese phone makers pay royalties on their patents.

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