Moscow Arbitration Court refuses to enforce a ruling that banned the sale of 61 Samsung smartphone models in Russia
Moscow Arbitration Court has refused to enforce a ban on the import and sale of 61 Samsung smartphone models in Russia. The ban was ordered by a Russian court in July of last year, because of a lawsuit that was filed by a Swiss company SQWIN SA. SQWIN SA claimed that Samsung Pay, Samsung’s digital payment solution, infringed on its patents that the company had registered in Russia. In October 2021, a Russian court clarified models that would be banned.
According to Reuters, the ban wasn’t enforced as Samsung had appealed the decision. Recently, SQWIN SA asked the Arbitration Court to impose an interim ban until the final decision of the case. The court dismissed the claim on January 27, 2022, after reasoning that the Swiss firm had failed to prove that Samsung infringed on its patents in bad faith.
Further explaining the situation, a Samsung lawyer said that SQWIN SA failed to prove to the court that the company had tried to monetize the patent after registration.