Just days before the International Trade Commission was scheduled to decide whether or not to ban 3G Samsung phones from being imported into the U.S., the handset maker resolved its patent dispute with InterDigital and signed a deal to license InterDigital patents covering all of Samsung 3G products (including those with both W-CDMA and CDMA2000 standards) though 2012. The deal also ended all disputes regarding 2G products.
Samsung has 45 days to figure out how to pay InterDigital for its IPR. The value of the agreement was not disclosed, however a year ago a judge ruled that Samsung should pay InterDigital $134 million for royalties owed in 2G technologies.
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