25 May 2016
Shenzhen
Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Huawei accuses Samsung in China and the US
Huawei has filed infringement complaints against Samsung in China and the US over the use of smartphone software and cellular communications technology.

The Chinese tech company, which competes with Samsung in Android smartphone handsets, filed suits in Shenzhen and the US District Court for the Northern District of California.

In the US, Huawei reportedly asserted 12 patents against Samsung, covering 4G cellular communications and smartphone technology, such as user interface software.

The US suit accuses Samsung of infringing the patents over the course of five years, beginning with the Galaxy S II smartphone.

Ding Jianxing, president of intellectual property rights at Huawei, said in a statement that the company wants Samsung to respect its investment in research and development and patents, cease infringing and seek the necessary licences.

“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.

“[Samsung needs to] work together with Huawei to jointly drive the industry forward,” he added.

A Samsung spokesperson has said the company will take appropriate action to protect its business interests.

More Asia news
The latest news from IPPro Patents
Join Our Newsletter

Sign up today and never
miss the latest news or an issue again

Subscribe now
China could establish appellate IP court
15 May 2017 | Chengdu | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The court would be modelled on the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and cover mainly technology-related issues
IPO Pakistan and SIPO agree to MOU
23 March 2017 | Islamabad | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The deal will ensure high levels of cooperation in patent examination
China dominates 2016 PCT applications
15 March 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Chinese companies are continuing their onward march in dominating patent applications, with ZTE Corporation ranking as the biggest filer of international applications in 2016
Apple hits Qualcomm in China
26 January 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Smartphone maker Apple has taken Qualcomm to court in China following the filing of its near $1 billion lawsuit in the US...
IP5 PPH programme extended
20 January 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programme has been extended for a further three years...
China has an IP plan
16 January 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
China has issued a new five-year plan on the protection and application of intellectual property rights...
Australian patent system grants exclusivity ‘too readily’
05 January 2017 | Canberra | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Australian patent system grants exclusivity too readily, according to a final report from the government’s productivity commission...