On Monday, January 11, 2021, McKool Smith secured a significant ruling on behalf of Ericsson barring Samsung from enforcing a Chinese anti-suit injunction that would limit Ericsson’s ability to have its FRAND dispute over patents essential to the 4G and 5G wireless standards to be heard in the United States. There has been extensive media coverage.
Media Coverage can be found below:
- "Gilstrap Won't Let Samsung Enforce China Frand Injuntion." Law360 (01-11-2021)
"U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap on Monday barred Samsung from enforcing a Chinese injunction that would have required a dispute with Ericsson over patents essential to the 4G and 5G wireless standards to be heard exclusively in Wuhan."
- "Ericsson Wins Key Ruling Over Samsung in U.S.-China Fight," Bloomberg (01-11-2021)
"Samsung Electronics Co. can’t use a Chinese court ruling to block an American court from determining royalty rates on Samsung and Ericsson patents, a federal judge in Texas ruled Monday, in a closely watched case over global royalty disputes."
- "US Judge Sinks Samsung's 'Wuhan Submarine'," WIPR (01-11-2021)
"A Texas federal judge has issued an anti-interference injunction against Samsung, handing a win to Ericsson in a dispute over telecoms patent royalties."