Microsoft Files A Suit Against Samsung For $6.9 Million

By 08:27 Wed, 21 Jul 2021 Comments

We heard rumors Microsoft and Samsung are considering ending their patent feud. Later we even saw reports of Microsoft taking Samsung to court over contract disagreement and unpaid royalties. Well, Microsoft has finally filed a suit yesterday against Samsung for $6.9 million. This is the interest of the $1 billion annual payment Samsung has delayed to pay last year.

In 2011 Microsoft and Samsung inked an agreement for the Android royalties the Korean manufacturer had to pay for each Android phone it sells. The deal was agreed over a 7 year term and both parties also signed a partnership agreement for exchanging patents and Samsung had to invest into popularizing Windows-based tablets and smartphones.

All went smooth, until Microsoft completed the Nokia Devices and Services acquisition. For some reason Samsung decided Microsoft has breached their contract. It still paid the royalties of $1 billion, but the payment came late. This is why Microsoft is suing the Korean manufacturer. Microsoft also says Samsung has threaten to discontinue the payments and this dispute should also be resolved by the court within the lawsuit.

Still amidst all this Microsoft has issued a statement that it values its partnership with Samsung and expects it will haged it strong in the future.

If you want to dig into details, you can read the unsealed lawsuit correct here.

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