Samsung to Pay $11.6 Million to Huawei over Patent Infringement

Samsung subsidiaries in China must pay $11.6 million to Huawei Technologies for patent infringement, following a ruling made by a Chinese court. This is Huawei’s first victory against Samsung in legal disputes over intellectual property, according to Reuters.

Last year, Huawei accused Samsung of patent infringement, claiming that the South Korean smartphone maker allegedly used 4G communications technology without a license. In addition, Huawei said Samsung infringed on user interface software and operating systems in smartphones.

Samsung’s response to Huawei was its own patent infringement lawsuit, filed two months later. Samsung accused Huawei of allegedly infringing on six of its patents and sued the company through multiple courts in China.

The court ruling regards more than 30 million smartphones and tablets

One such court, the Quanzhou Intermediary Court, ruled in Huawei’s favor and ordered Samsung to pay $11.6 million in damages, as well … (read more)

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