Chinese language tech big Huawei received a patent infringement lawsuit in opposition to South Korea smartphone rival Samsung on Thursday, in line with data launched by a Chinese language court docket.
The court docket dominated within the Chinese language firm’s favour over two patents involving fourth-generation cellphone expertise, in line with a discover launched via the court docket’s WeChat account and video of the trial.
The choose ordered Samsung to instantly cease promoting or manufacturing merchandise utilizing the expertise and to pay a small court docket charge.
The choice by the Shenzhen Intermediate Courtroom is the newest in a sequence of deepening patent disputes between the Asian smartphone makers, which have filed in opposition to one another in america and China in recent times.
Huawei’s headquarters is in Shenzhen, in southern China throughout the border from Hong Kong. The corporate is the dominant participant in China’s smartphone market, although globally it trails Samsung and Apple.
The court docket stated it dominated in Huawei’s favour after discovering that Samsung “maliciously delayed negotiations” that started in July 2011 and was “clearly at fault.”
Samsung stated in a press release that it could “completely evaluation the court docket’s determination and decide applicable responses.”