Court orders three Chinese Samsung units to pay $11.6 million to Huawei over patent infringements

Court orders three Chinese Samsung units to pay $11.6 million to Huawei over patent infringements
A Chinese court has issued a court order, holding that three Samsung Electronics units have to pay $11.6m in damages for patent infringement to Huawei Device Co Ltd – the company’s handset unit. The Chinese telecommunications giant holds over 50,000 technological patents and has been tied in legal proceedings with Samsung for some time now. The report was published this Thursday on a government-run newspaper’s website, and is the latest news on a months-long saga between the two.

Both companies submitted multiple claims against each other last year – Samsung alleging that the Honor and Mate 8 handsets unlawfully employed some of its smartphone patents; while Huawei had issued proceedings in both China and the US two months earlier, seeking compensation for unlicensed use of its 4G tech.

The latest ruling marks the company’s first legal success over Samsung and orders five firms to stop infringing Huawei’s copyright, while three Samsung units will pay the bill. Huawei’s claim matter included more than 30 million products, estimated at $12.7bn in sales. It sued for a total of 20 kinds of both smartphones and tablets that incorporated its technology, one of which was the Galaxy S7.

Samsung, as we know, has fought battles on many fronts for quite a few years now. The company had huge legal success at the Supreme Court in December, when a $399m damages order, payable to Apple, was overturned and reopened by the Court of Appeal. Samsung, however, has still not commented on this Thursday’s decision in Huawei’s favour, and will do so after reviewing the ruling, reports Reuters.

source: Reuters

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13 Comments

1. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Chinese patent and trademark laws are absolute bullcrap. What's more, their courts are extremely biased towards local manufacturers. I mean, Apple lost over the trademark iPhone to some small chinese case maker.

7. fyah_king unregistered

Sounds like Indian patent and trademark laws.lol Asian people are against outsiders killing their local brands. I see nothing wrong with that.lol

12. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Eh? It's not like the United States is any better. Rounded corners and allowing Apple to submit pictures of the original Galaxy S international version that wasn't even released in the United States. That Samsung vs Apple case was full on American bias.

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

1- Corruption. 2- Stealing patents. 3- copying other companies. 4- poor quality control. 5- low grade products. 6- defective and breaks easily. 7- overpriced. The list goes on.

3. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

sounds like an apple apple LOL

5. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

But only in your head. When you look down on your body, do you see a white piece of cloth with your hands cross tight?

8. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

look at your profile photo, it easily describes your whole personality ISHEEP KID

10. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Not to mention Samsung triggers you into spamming the same s**t over and over again?

4. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

It's very clear that china protects its companies against foreign firms.

6. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 593; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Yeah its the same when it comes to cars and even gaming consoles. China is very strict on other companies like Samsung and Apple but when it comes to their own home brands its a different story.

9. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

china is the most shameless copycat country in everything, how they can anyone for these matters..full of cheap garbage brands

11. ando125

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 06, 2017

Chinese companies are always in it for the cash eh?

13. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

nothing new. it always happens in china. chinese are shameless regardless where they reside.

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