Qualcomm sues Meizu in three countries following patent infringements

Qualcomm sues Meizu in three countries following patent infringements
Qualcomm has continued its legal assault on Chinese smartphone maker Meizu, filling a complaint, patent infringement action, and an ifringement seizure action in the U.S., Germany, and France, respectively. The company claims that Meizu’s refusal to negotiate a license agreement in good faith and its sales and distribution of infringing products around the world has left it no choice but to protect its patent rights through additional legal proceedings.

In June, Qualcomm claimed that Meizu's MediaTek-powered handsets infringe on its 3G and 4G connectivity patents. Back then, Meizu told us that it's been working with Qualcomm towards an agreement and respects its right to use legal measures if the chip maker is unsatisfied with the progress. It looks like the negotiations failed to achieve an amicable result and Meizu faces legal trouble on three fronts.

source: Qualcomm

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8 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Use our own processors otherwise we're gonna sue you.....so simple.

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That isn't what happened, other wise Qualcomm would be suing a bunch of companies right about now lol.

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Or...maybe they could license the patents for their own processors. No one's saying they have to use QC's processors, but they also can't just take someone else's IP either.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, that's why Samsung/Apple uses Qualcomm in the US and why Xiaomi uses Qualcomm in India Licensing is expensive If Meizu hasn't been paying then they deserve a fine

2. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Fight Fight Fight Fight Fight Fight!!

5. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

It's chineese, what do you expect.....

6. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

That's why in India, Xiaomi switches from Mediatek to Qualcomm

8. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

the said phone are using mediatek chip. isn't that mediatek have their own baseband solution? why meizu still have to pay qualcomm?

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