U.S. News | Huawei Sues Verizon over Patent Infringements

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Huawei, a Chinese telecoms equipment maker has filed two lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas against Verizon over patent infringement.

Huawei alleges that the defendant infringed 12 if its standard essential patents covering various forms of electronic communication.

Huawei reportedly said that the defendant used, sold and offered to sell or import into the U.S. systems that comply with the G.709 standard in connection with Verizon’s optical transport network systems without license.

Prior to filing this lawsuit, Huawei reportedly said that conscious effort was made to protect the intellectual property including several meetings, both in person and on the phone to discuss Verizon’s need for a license to use Huawei’s patents.

Huawei reportedly said that the infringement has caused lots of damages and confusion.

Huawei seeks compensation and royalty payments from the US telecoms carrier for the use of Huawei’s networking, security, and video communications technology.

The case is ongoing.     

Huawei Technologies Co., LTD et al v. Verizon Communications, Inc. et al

Court:Texas Eastern District Court
Case #: 2:20-cv-00030
Nature of Suit: Patent
Cause: Patent Infringement
Case Filed:Feb 05, 2020
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