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Huawei accuses Samsung of patent infringement, files lawsuit

Samsung has famously brawled with Apple over patent infringement for years and while it continues to fight on that front, one of China’s biggest corporations is accusing it of patent infringement. Huawei has filed lawsuits against Samsung in the United States and China claiming that the Korean juggernaut is guilty of unlicensed use of 4G communications technology, operating systems, and user interface software in its smartphones.

Huawei is seeking compensation for its claims against Samsung. “We hope Samsung will … stop infringing our patents and get the necessary license from Huawei, and work together with Huawei to jointly drive the industry forward,” said Ding Jianxing, president of Huawei’s Intellectual Property Rights Department. Huawei held more than 50,000 patents as of December 31, 2015. It continues to bring in the bulk of its revenue through its telecommunications business and the company points out that just last year it invested 15 percent of annual revenue – $9.2 billion – in products and wireless communications standards as well as research and development.

We’re used to reading about Chinese firms being sued for patent infringement so there’s definitely a role reversal happening here. Samsung has not yet responded to these claims but it goes without saying that the company will fight this to the very end.

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harryisme
harryisme

Another fine example of how the Patenting model is flawed, how the fricking heck can Huawei have patents on a tech they didn’t invent and after multple other companies have already used said tech before them? 4G is not exactly new, it might even be older than Huawei’s mobile phone business and we hear about how much Samsung invest in future mobile data tech.

I’m pretty sure Samsung already licence their 4G tech so it’s confusing as to why they would have to pay a third party as well.

s2insider
s2insider

Huawei is the one that infringed Samsung since it was born. They copy everyone I used to see their phone look like an iPhone but has all the features of Samsung. Damn Chinese kid doesn’t play by the balls. Seems to me that they want some money the hard way by robbing another major well-doing company. I hated them since the first MWC that they showed up. “We didn’t intent to compete with anyone.” ” We are hoping to… this.” “We are hoping to… that.” “We hope Samsung give a money to us.” Fight them Samsung make them suffer. I… Read more »

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Seriously they need to be more specific, doesn’t everyone use 4G? What operations exactly? And user interface?! We’re talking about smartphones! There’s not much room for making the user interface super unique you need to patent it!

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

Huawei can go f*** themselves