China: Huawei wins patent case against Samsung

A court in China has ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Huawei 11.5million USD in damages for patent infringement.

The Quanzhou Intermediary Court said three Samsung business units there must pay the sum to Huawei Device, the handset unit of Huawei.

The lawsuit was regarding patents in commercialized user interfaces such as widget design and how icons are arranged.

“Over many years, Samsung Electronics has pioneered the development of innovative mobile technologies through continuous investment in R&D to provide consumers with a wide selection of innovative products. We will thoroughly review the court’s decision and determine appropriate responses,” Samsung said in a statement to Reuters.

It is the Chinese handset maker’s first victory in a string of lawsuits filed in the US and China against its Korean counterpart.

Full Content: Reuters

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