Huawei Sues Samsung Over Patents in the US and China

Posted by at 11:13 am on May 24, 2016

Huawei LogoHuawei has filed lawsuits against Samsung in the U.S. and China, alleging the smartphone maker is using its patented technology without permission.

Specifically, Huawei believes Samsung is infringing on a patent related to LTE wireless technology.

We hope Samsung will stop infringing our patents and get the necessary license from Huawei,” said the company in a statement.

Samsung did not immediately comment on the matter.

This marks the first time a Chinese phone maker has filed a lawsuit against foreign firms; typically, Chinese firms have been the defendants in patent cases. Handset manufacturers often resort to patent lawsuits to force negotiations for royalties.

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