Huawei are suing Samsung over patent infringements

Manny Pham
May 25, 2016

Huawei has filed a lawsuit against Samsung for allegedly infringing on eleven patents. 

The Chinese manufacturer will file the lawsuit in the US, California and China, Shenzhen after accusing the Korean tech giant of stealing several of its cellular communications and software inventions.

The patents Samsung allegedly stolen are currently used by “Samsung’s mobile phones.” With the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge being Samsung’s latest flagship releases, it is most likely Huawei are pointing the finger towards this particular line, as well as other latest Samsung smartphones.

Ding Jianxing, President of Huawei’s Intellectual Property Rights Department, said in a statement: “Huawei believes that industry players should work together to push the industry forward through open, joint innovation. While respecting others’ patents, we will also protect our own.

“Thus far, we have signed cross-licensing agreements with dozens of our competitors.”

“We hope Samsung will respect Huawei’s R&D investment and patents, stop infringing our patents and get the necessary license from Huawei, and work together with Huawei to jointly drive the industry forward.”

Samsung has responded saying: “we will thoroughly review the complaint and take appropriate action to defend Samsung’s business interests.”

Penny for your thoughts?

Samsung has been in legal disputes before, with Apple accusing Samsung also of patent infringement in 2015. It resulted in Samsung agreeing to pay Apple $548 million (£362m) and a long running rumour that Samsung paid it all with 30 trucks full of nickels.

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