“Queen’s University and PARTEQ Innovations are taking on Samsung in a lawsuit claiming the Korean electronics giant infringed on several patents,” The Kingston Whig-Standard reports.

“According to a release from the school and its technology commercialization arm, the lawsuit was filed on Jan. 31 against Samsung Electronics, Co. Ltd. and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, for patent infringement and is seeking undetermined damages,” The Kingston Whig-Standard reports. “‘Queen’s University offered Samsung the opportunity to license the technology to create such return on investment. Samsung chose not to do so, and therefore it has no right to use our intellectual property,’ the university said in a release… Queen’s and PARTEQ are seeking actual and punitive damages in the suit, which was filed in a federal court in Texas.”

“According to the claim the university and Samsung started talks in November 2003 for commercializing the attentive-user interfaces research. The university also says that a confidentiality agreement between the parties was agreed to a month later,” The Kingston Whig-Standard reports. “Samsung later informed PARTEQ and Queen’s that it was “not interested in pursuing the project,” the complaint states… A similar technology, known as Smart Pause, appears in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, both released in the market in 2013, which pauses video when a user looks away.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Pattern of behavior.

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