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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15 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Bad bad choice from Huawei Just ask Nvidia

2. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Huawei copies from Apple & Samsung, Should make sure Huawei get sued.

5. Ghost04

Posts: 518; Member since: May 03, 2014

Apple and Huawei are in good relation in exchanging loyalties. So, Apple won't do anything .http://en.yibada.com/articles/123276/20160514/huawei-starts-receiving-apple-payments-for-royalties.htm

9. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Dude, everyone copies from everyone. This industry is so aggressively over-patented you'd have better luck trying to avoid stepping in dog dookie while on a blindfolded stroll down a Parisian sidewalk than trying to avoid making anything phone related that doesn't infringe on someone's IP.

3. launernoon

Posts: 81; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Serves them right, huiwei should get sued by samsung and apple. Get that nasty chinese brand off from the us

8. StuiWooi

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

Why is a Chinese brand and worse than a Korean one, xenophobic much?

4. Shocky unregistered

"Huawei is hopeful that Samsung won't escalate the matter. "We have a good history of licensing and cross-licensing of our peers," Not any more, pure fantasy to expect Samsung NOT to react.

6. Ghost04

Posts: 518; Member since: May 03, 2014

Before Samsung does anything they need to think about their business in China .

7. Shocky unregistered

Why? Huawei are the aggressors here, nobody forced them to sue Samsung. Huawei will probably just settle once they realize the mistake they've made. Unless forced Samsung won't take it any further, it's up-to Huawei

10. Ghost04

Posts: 518; Member since: May 03, 2014

If Samsung thinks they will scare Huawei with some mild treats then they are probably wrong . Most brands use Huaweis technology when it comes to Network and connectivity . Even Apple uses Huawei's technology by paying Loyality . If Samsung uses their technology , they should pay the Loyality . Huawei didn't filed the lawsuit to stop their business , only to get the loyalty . Samsung should stop being bully and pay .

12. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Maybe Huawei is infringing on Samsung patents and since they were doing it they decided to just use the LTE without licensing. We don't know the whole story.

13. TerryTerius unregistered

For one, we have no idea if they infringed on any patents. You are automatically assuming they're guilty. Secondly, defending yourself in court is not "bullying". And lastly, Huawei sued Samsung first, they are the aggressors. That's the whole point of having a legal system, to work this out in the courts and see who is in the right. I don't know why you think Samsung should just skip all that and pay them off. For what?

14. Ghost04

Posts: 518; Member since: May 03, 2014

Samsungs attitude showing sign of guilt . They could have proved them selves right in court . But instead they are trying counter . They are bully because of such attitude . Their counter lawsuit means they did something and they want Huawei not to do anything about it . They did the same thing with Apple . We all know that Samsung used Apples tech without permission.

15. TerryTerius unregistered

For one, countersuits are extraordinarily common. You're trying to make this about Samsung specifically, when it absolutely is not. You are saying that they should prove themselves in court, when that is literally exactly what they intend to do. So I'm a bit mystified as to what your complaint is. The countersuit is separate from the fact that they are challenging Huawei's lawsuit in court. You seem to think that counter suing means they are not going to court, but that's incorrect. Apparently the court disagrees with you because most of Apple's patents relevant to that case were invalidated. Apple had a bunch of patents that they should never have been given in the first place. In fact, Apple was found to be guilty of infringing on Samsung's patents.

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Dumb and delusional move Huawei, you'll go bankrupt via your lawyers and counter lawsuits before Samsung accepts your infringement claim. Huawei started off as knockoff clone before it got to where it is now.

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