U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff has confirmed the royalty-related lawsuit filed by Microsoft will proceed as planned, rejecting Samsung’s request to hold the lawsuit. Samsung wanted a hold due to the arbitration they filed in Hong Kong and hoped the move would help them to slow things down in the United States but the judge turned the request down. The judge will “explain his reasoning in a subsequent opinion.”
Earlier this year, Microsoft alleged Samsung of not paying royalty payments as per the agreement and demanded over $6.9 million in interest.
Samsung says the agreement was annulled due to Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia.