Samsung Fights Back Against Huawei With Tit-for-Tat Patent Lawsuit
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Samsung Fights Back Against Huawei With Tit-for-Tat Patent Lawsuit

(Yicai Global) July 25 -- Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest handset maker, is countersuing Huawei Technologies Co., the world's third-biggest smartphone maker, and its distributor Beijing Hengtongda Department Store, for infringement of six of its patents and is demanding compensation of CNY161 million (USD24 million).

This is in response to a lawsuit filed earlier this month by Huawei against a subsidiary of Samsung in China for alleged patent infringements. The Shenzhen-based firm claims 16 of Samsung's products violate its patents and is claiming CNY80.5 million (USD12 million) in compensation.

The filing at the Beijing Intellectual Property Court demands that the two defendants stop production and sales of products infringing on Samsung's patents such as the Honor, Mate 8 and other handset and tablet models. These patents include 'methods and devices for sending and receiving random small-interval interference control information in mobile communications systems' and 'methods and digital cameras of recording active image data.'

"We have not received the relevant complaints yet. We will appropriately respond to the complaints after fully understanding the situation. In case of intellectual property right disputes, judicial ruling is one of the effective ways of settling differences," an official from Huawei told Yicai Global.

"Samsung hopes to address patent disputes via friendly negotiations rather than legal means," a person related to Samsung told Yicai Global. "However, in the face of unjustified lawsuits that hurt the company's legal interest, Samsung will actively respond and take powerful measures to protect its own interests."

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