Huawei found guilty of multiple patent infringements, fined $10.5 million

Aadil Raval
By Aadil Raval
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Huawei, this year, became the second largest smartphone maker surpassing Apple Inc. The brand is doing pretty well in their home country as well as in other major markets except for the United States. If you’re not aware, the Chinese smartphone maker was forced to exit from the U.S. market at least partially. And, if that wasn’t an intensive blow, the brand is now found guilty of multiple patent infringements.  A U.S. based company which goes by the name of PanOptic has registered a complaint against Huawei Technology and its subsidiary Huawei Device USA.

According to the complaint filed in the Eastern District of Texas at a U.S. District Court where PanOptic, a patent management firm has claimed that Huawei has violated multiple patents related to 4G LTE technology. According to them, the company tried notifying the Chinese brand about the infringements and also offered non-discriminatory terms of the license in order to allow Huawei to use the technology particularly based on audio and image data transmission on a 4G LTE technology.

The U.S. based firm tried contacting Huawei from 2014 to 2017 but received no intimation. Thus, in October 2017, the company filed a complaint against Huawei for patent infringements if five patents and that’s when the U.S. District Court proceedings held but if in case Huawei is found guilty, it will have to shell out $10.5 million USD.

Being the second largest smartphone manufacturer in terms of unit shipped, it wouldn’t be much of a blow to the smartphone maker but considering the fact that it has to exit a potential market like the United States, it wouldn’t come cheap to the Chinese manufacturer. Huawei will appeal to the proceedings but if found guilty, it will have to pay the sum of $10.5 million USD.

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Huawei, this year, became the second largest smartphone maker surpassing Apple Inc. The brand is doing pretty well in their home country as well as in other major markets except for the United States. If you’re not aware, the Chinese smartphone maker was forced to exit from the U.S. market at least partially. And, if that wasn’t an intensive blow, the brand is now found guilty of multiple patent infringements.  A U.S. based company which goes by the name of PanOptic has registered a complaint against Huawei Technology and its subsidiary Huawei Device USA.

According to the complaint filed in the Eastern District of Texas at a U.S. District Court where PanOptic, a patent management firm has claimed that Huawei has violated multiple patents related to 4G LTE technology. According to them, the company tried notifying the Chinese brand about the infringements and also offered non-discriminatory terms of the license in order to allow Huawei to use the technology particularly based on audio and image data transmission on a 4G LTE technology.

The U.S. based firm tried contacting Huawei from 2014 to 2017 but received no intimation. Thus, in October 2017, the company filed a complaint against Huawei for patent infringements if five patents and that’s when the U.S. District Court proceedings held but if in case Huawei is found guilty, it will have to shell out $10.5 million USD.

Being the second largest smartphone manufacturer in terms of unit shipped, it wouldn’t be much of a blow to the smartphone maker but considering the fact that it has to exit a potential market like the United States, it wouldn’t come cheap to the Chinese manufacturer. Huawei will appeal to the proceedings but if found guilty, it will have to pay the sum of $10.5 million USD.

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