Here we go again. Time for a new patent infringement lawsuit, this time Huawei is taking aim at Korean mobile giant Samsung. The smartphone space is no stranger to a patent infringement lawsuit, we’ve seen Apple and Samsung go at it for years. Now relative newcomer Huawei is taking on the top dog Samsung over 11 patents that the company holds which Samsung have allegedly infringed on. Huawei says Samsung has been using their tech since the Galaxy SII and continue to do so now.
“Samsung and its affiliates have earned billions of dollars by selling…products that use Huawei’s technology,” Huawei said in the lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
“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,” Ding Jianxing, Huawei’s president of intellectual property rights, said in a statement.
This type of patent infringement lawsuit could drag on for years, see Apple and Samsung past battles for more details. According to The Wall Street Journal, this is the first time a Chinese smartphone maker has brought Samsung to court concerning patent infringement. This implies other Chinese makers may have patents it believes Samsung has violated and this move by Huawei might open the door for those companies to step in with their own lawsuits.
That all being said. Prepare yourself for a long legal battle as these things almost never get settled quickly. What do you think of Huawei’s patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. You can read more about this case on The Wall Street Journal’s site by hitting the link below.Source: WSJ