Samsung hints that it will file a countersuit against Huawei as revenge against the manufacturer

Samsung hints that it will file a countersuit against Huawei as revenge against the manufacturer
In China, and in the U.S., Samsung is being sued by Huawei for patent infringement. Huawei says that Samsung used some of its patented 4G technology without getting a license. But Samsung has plans to fight back. Comments made by Ahn Seong-ho, the head of Sammy's intellectual property division, certainly make it sound as though the company will be seeking revenge against Huawei by filing a suit of its own. "We will take countermeasures, including a lawsuit," Mr. Ahn stated.

Huawei's suit in the U.S. states that Samsung infringed on as many as 11 patents related to the ability of mobile devices to run on 4G LTE networks. While Huawei did not mention a precise figure in its suit, it is seeking a percentage of the billions of dollars made by Samsung. Huawei is not asking for an exclusion order which would ban the offending devices from being sold in the U.S.

Huawei has filed the same case against Samsung in the Shenzhen People’s Court in China. The suits involve the the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world (Samsung with a 23.2% market share) and the third largest (Huawei has an 8.3% slice of the global smartphone pie). Despite the threat of a countersuit. Huawei is hopeful that Samsung won't escalate the matter. "We have a good history of licensing and cross-licensing of our peers," said Huawei spokesman William Plummer. "We hope that Samsung will do the right thing."

source: KoreaHerald via AndroidandMe

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