Huawei is on cold terms with Verizon and is on the brim of suing it for patent infringement, which includes network communications technology.
Huawei tech firm based out in Shenzhen filed a suit against the US-based telecom giant Verizon. It will most likely seek compensation for the reported intellectual property rights infringements. Huawei claims that its patented technology is currently being employed in technologies and services of Verizon, including the infrastructure for network communications.
Huawei said the infringements of its intellectual property rights have ratcheted up legal pressure on the China-based giant. Huawei alleged that the patent technology is currently protected by its 12 US patents.
It also asserts that it sought negotiation on licensing fees with Verizon a number of times since February 2019. It also had provided the US firm with a patent list and evidence record; still, the two parties did not agree on mutual terms of licensing. Huawei’s head of legal issues, Song Liuping, spoke in an announcement that lawsuits earlier were filed in the Texas western and eastern district courts. He said,
“Verizon’s products and services have benefited from patented technology that Huawei developed over many years of research and development. For years now we have successfully negotiated patent license agreements with many companies. Unfortunately, when no agreement can be reached, we have no choice but to seek a legal remedy.”
Verizon did not right away give a response to the request regarding the lawsuit. Huawei is right now embroiled in a tech war that exists between China and the US while it is looking forward to seeking a leap on 5G networks worldwide.
Washington asserted that the equipment of Huawei could be employed as a Chinese intelligence activity medium, though the firm categorically refuted the blames and said that it would not spy for the government of China.
Stalwarts think that Patents can be a gateway for Huawei to sue more U.S. firms. The founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, indicated that Huawei could keep on extracting royalties from these firms.
Ren said that,
“Over the past years, we were not aggressive seeking IPR (intellectual property rights) royalties to companies that use our IPR — that’s because we were busy pursuing our business growth. Once we have more time off, we may try to get some money from those companies who use our IPR.”
He added that this could be used as a “weapon to hinder the development of human society.”