Samsung found guilty of infringing on 4G technology patents owned by Huawei

Samsung found guilty of infringing on 4G technology patents owned by Huawei

Back in May 2016, Huawei filed a lawsuit against Samsung in China for infringing upon some of its patents. After 8 months, the Chinese court finally ruled and its decision isn't good at all for Samsung.

The South Korean company was found guilty of infringing on two 4G standard essential patents related to telecommunication technology and equipment owned by Huawei. Moreover, the court found that Samsung delayed the negotiations on purpose probably because it knew it infringed on those patents.

Apparently, this was a very complicated case since it took the court to announce the decision no less than 18 days. There's information regarding the damages Huawei will receive and if there are any whatsoever.

Still, the Shenzen Intermediate People's Court has ordered Samsung to cease infringing upon Huawei's 4G technology patents. The next step for Samsung would be to obtain a proper license for the patents from Huawei.

source: Xinhuanet via SammyHub

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16 Comments

1. iushnt

Posts: 3060; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Bad Samsung!!

4. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Huawei filed a lawsuit against Samsung in China and won. What a shock!!! Huawei is pretty shady company. I remember they got sued by Cisco for literally rebranding their routers and selling them. The people at Cisco found out because the firmware from the Huawei branded routers had the same exact bugs as the Cisco ones. Cisco won that case as expected. There are too many reasons why no one wants to work with these crooks. Just ask AT&T & Verizon. T-Mobile already won agasint Huawei LOL

8. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Yup, this is unfortunately the precedence the US is setting by using fake patents to help US companies "compete". If they do, everybody will do it.

16. kevin91202

Posts: 640; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

No different that Apple suing Samsung in the USA...and guess who won?

5. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

But you couldn't another company bad for stealing other people stuff? Amazing.

3. sissy246

Posts: 7000; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I can think of others that have stolen patients. Pay up Samsung and do things right.

7. audibot

Posts: 590; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

like apple using unlicensed software and tech from others or companies names or setting up contracts canceling causing a business to get bought for nothing

12. ph00ny

Posts: 1993; Member since: May 26, 2011

ITC ordered ban of apple devices and Obama veto'd it

10. Phullofphil

Posts: 1747; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Everybody copies everybody. That being said samsung has always done it. This is part of there old and I guess current strategy. Copy , get in trouble, pay fines after they get them lowered, and do it again.

15. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Because no one else has done This? Like Apple? They did exactly what you said with iPhone, Macintosh, Apple Computer, iPad, Siri's UI, iPod, Animoji, and so much more. If you gonna call one out, call them all out. No matter what Samsung wins where it matters. Samsung has carrier support in the US, something Huawei may never get.

11. biagnosis

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Of course, the court was in China. Definitely Huawei would win.

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