Samsung ordered to pay $11.6 million to Huawei for patent infringements

The Chinese court ordered Samsung to pay damages to the Chinese company Huawei 80 million yuan ($ 11.6 million 9.3 million pounds sterling) in compensation for damages after the trial of patent infringement.

Huawei filed a lawsuit against Samsung in May last year, following further applications for patent violations in Shenzhen, China and California, regarding what it claims to be an unlicensed use of its 4G technology.

Huawei Device Co Ltd owns more than 50,000 technology patents and said that Samsung has implemented 20 different phones and tablets, including Galaxy S7, without permission.

In July, Samsung, which recently lost its position in the smartphone market of Huawei, acknowledged more than six alleged patent infringements.

This new implementation means that three Samsung Electronics units will have to repair the damage, while five company companies were ordered to stop violating Huawei’s copyright.

A representative of Huawei told the BBC: “Huawei notes the court’s decision on this case. Huawei believes that respecting and protecting the intellectual property of other companies allows all companies to recoup our investment in research and development.

“We believe that respect for intellectual property contributes to innovation and healthy, sustainable growth in the industry.”

A representative of Samsung told the BBC that the company will consider this decision before the full answer is issued.

The spokesman added: “For many years, Samsung Electronics has been the initiator of the development of innovative mobile technologies through constant investment in research and development to provide consumers with a wide range of innovative products.”

The victory of Huawei in China comes in the form of 4G patents.

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer received an order from the High Court of England and Wales to pay the American company Unwired Planet for the use of patents acquired from Ericsson.

Huawei is reportedly still evaluating the decision.

 

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