May 2016, Huawei announced that Samsung filed its intellectual property litigation in the United States and China. Huawei Samsung claim in their lawsuit against Huawei compensation for infringement of intellectual property rights, including intellectual property rights of these software relates to communication technology, high-value patents and Samsung Mobile. Huawei said that as a major mobile communication standards necessary patentee, Huawei is committed to a patent license based on "fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory" principle, but entitled to a reasonable use of its technology but did not get from patent licensing company compensation.
It is understood that the object of this company sued Huawei Terminal also Huizhou Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Huizhou Samsung"), Tianjin Samsung Telecom Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Tianjin Samsung"), a telecommunications company and Quanzhou in Fujian Province in a Electric company.
Huawei Terminal Company, said in early 2010, the company "terminal assembly which can be applied to display processing method and user equipment," the technical solutions proposed invention patent applications to the State Intellectual Property Office. Substantive examination, the application on June 5, 2011 was granted patents for inventions, patent No. ZL201010104157.0. The patent is currently valid, protected by law. The patent claims a total of 16, involved in the case have eight claims.
It is understood that before the prosecution, Huawei company a lot of evidence. April 5 this year, under the supervision of a notary, Huawei Terminal agent of the company in Quanzhou Electric Company purchased a Samsung Huizhou production model for sm-g9300 (Cover Music World s7), Model sm-g9350 (Gaylord World s7edge), a telecommunications company in Tianjin to buy a Samsung model production for sm-j5008 (cover Music World j5), and other products. Meanwhile, Huawei's agents found that Samsung's investment in China Samsung Electronics official website shows including sm-g9300, including a range of products and provides related links and purchase channels.
Huawei Terminal Company, said, after analysis, the company found that these technical features of Samsung mobile phones with all the technical features of the invention patent No. ZL201010104157.0 claim (total 8) in correspondence. After further investigation and analysis, a total of 16 that the 5 accused allegedly infringing product.
So far, Huawei and Samsung's patent battle has officially started. However, considering the Huawei and Samsung are patent holders, it is expected that the patent litigation between the two sides will continue for a long period of time it may be the result. By the end of last year, Huawei's worldwide authorized accumulated 50,377 patents, including the high value of the smartphone LTE communications, smart phone operating system, user interface, such as patents; Samsung patent applications in China up to 52528 member, granted there are 29,230. Moreover, Samsung is one of the suppliers of Huawei, Huawei phone offers a display panel, it is expected this patent litigation will not affect the cooperation in the two other areas.
Regardless of the outcome, we still have to once again call on the industry to respect and protect intellectual property rights; to this end need to further improve the protection of intellectual property environment, enhance supervision of intellectual property rights, at the same time hope that the trade enterprises to take the initiative to play by the rules, use the rules of the game, in order to promote industry and orderly competition and continuous innovation.