Irony Alert: Samsung sues Huawei for alleged patent violations

“Samsung Electronics Co. sued Chinese smartphone maker Huawei for allegedly violating six of its patents in the latest move in a series of deepening patent disputes between Asian smartphone giants,” Youkyung Lee reports for The Associated Press.

“The South Korean company said Friday that it took legal action to defend its intellectual property despite efforts to resolve the dispute amicably,” Lee reports. “‘At all times we have faithfully negotiated with other patent holders for the fair licensing of technology in order to ensure fair competition and continued growth in the industry,’ the company said in an emailed statement. ‘However, despite our best efforts to resolve this matter amicably, it has regrettably become necessary to take legal action in order to defend our intellectual property.'”

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“An intellectual property court in Beijing said on its official Weixin account that Samsung sued Huawei and a department store in Beijing and has claimed 161 million yuan ($24.14 million) in damages,” Se Young Lee and Donny Kwok report for Reuters. “Samsung asked the two defendants to stop production and sales of products the South Korean firm says infringes on its patents, including Huawei’s Mate 8 and Honor smartphones, the court said.”

Lee and Kwok report, “Huawei became the first Chinese handset vendor to ship more than 100 million smartphones in a year in 2015 when a 44 percent jump in its shipments defied a market slowdown.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Thieving hypocrites.

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