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.

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