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In A Bizarre Turn of Events, Huawei Sues Samsung for Patent Infringement

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Samsung is hit by a major lawsuit but his time it isn’t Apple or NVidia that has sued the Korean giant but the Chinese mobile manufacturer, Huawei.

The company has filed the lawsuit in two locations, the first one in California and the other in Shenzhen. Huawei isn’t mentioning what patents have been infringed but did mention that its patents in communication department have been infringed by several of the handsets released by Samsung and is demanding royalties.

“We have a good history of licensing and cross-licensing of our peers,” William Plummer, a Huawei spokesman, told Bloomberg. “We hope that Samsung will do the right thing.”

It is accusing Samsung of “unlicensed use of fourth-generation (4G) cellular communications technology, operating systems, and user interface software in Samsung phones.”

Huawei has in the past copied design cues from other manufacturer and other Chinese smartphone makers are notorious for lifting design from its counterpart in other countries. It is surprising that the company is accusing others of using its intellectual property.

It said in a statement.

“Thus far, we have signed cross-licensing agreements with dozens of our competitors. We hope Samsung will respect Huawei’s R&D investment and patents, stop infringing our patents and get the necessary license from Huawei, and work together with Huawei to jointly drive the industry forward.”

But Samsung isn’t new to patent war. It has been fighting Apple for years in the courtroom and recently made peace with NVidia. This turn of event have forced Samsung hand and it is threatening to file a counter lawsuit that will drag the nexus 6p maker to the court if it did not drop the charges.

Looks like Samsung vs Huawei is the next major battle in the high-profile patent wars that has been dragging on for years.

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